Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senate Republicans in the News - February 26

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Thu, 2010-02-25 19:00 -- ajohnston

The following are articles from newspapers, blogs, and other news sources throughout the Commonwealth and the country featuring members of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus. 

  • Multiple Senators
    • House, Senate approve budgets, now comes hard partGoDanRiver.com - The House of Delegates and Virginia Senate easily approved budget bills yesterday, but the hard part, trying to reach agreement on widely different bills, lies ahead.
    • Each house passes its own budgetfredericksburg.com - The House of Delegates and Senate yesterday approved their respective budget proposals, making few changes to plans that reduce spending on education and health services to help make $4 billion in budget cuts.
    • Virginia House, Senate now must reconcile budget billsAssociated Press - The House of Delegates and Virginia Senate easily approved budget bills yesterday, but the hard part, trying to reach agreement on widely different bills, lies ahead.
    • Virginia House, Senate now must reconcile budget billsThe Richmond Times-Dispatch - The House of Delegates and Virginia Senate easily approved budget bills yesterday, but the hard part, trying to reach agreement on widely different bills, lies ahead.
  • Senator Emmett Hanger, Jr.
    • Va. House Panel Kills Bill Indexing Gas TaxThe Free Lance-Star - A House subcommittee has killed a bill to index the gas tax, but delegates said they believe it's a good idea and they hope for a special transportation session this year to work on it.
    • Virginia Amazon Tax Dies, Supporters Promise Another Try (Right Now, It Turns Out)The Tax Foundation - The effort to impose an "Amazon tax" in Virginia died this week in a House of Delegates subcommittee, after SB 660 had passed the Senate earlier this month.
    • Retailers rally for online tax billRichmond BizSense - Packed into Senate Room 2 were brick-and-mortar retailers wearing campaign style buttons with slogans like, “Stop Internet Tax Evasion;” absent was Amazon, or any other major target of the bill, which according to Nancy Thomas, president and CEO of the Retail Merchants Association, is precisely the reason for the bill’s necessity.
  • Senator Robert Hurt
    • Gov. signs APCo legislationThe Franklin News-Post - Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed emergency legislation that calls for Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) to suspend an interim rate increase that took effect in December.
  • Senator Mark Obenshain
  • Senator Fred Quayle
  • Senator Frank Ruff
    • $500,000 Grant A Boost To GrowersThe Gazette-Virginian - A portion of a half million dollars in Specialty Crop Grants is headed to the Southside in an effort to keep farming profitable for local producers.
  • Senator John Watkins