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
- Politics vs. principle on unemployment aid – The Virginian-Pilot - Last year, Republican lawmakers were excoriated for rejecting $125 million in federal aid for jobless workers in Virginia.
- Senator Harry Blevins
- Motorist-safety measures falter in House panel – Richmond Times-Dispatch - Two bills aimed at improving motorist safety were run off the legislative road this week in a House of Delegates subcommittee, but two other measures seem on their way to eventual passage in the General Assembly.
- Senator Emmett Hanger, Jr.
- House 'Amazon bill' dies in committee – fredericksburg.com - A House subcommittee this week killed a bill to force big online retailers to collect and remit Virginia sales tax to the state.
- Gun backers push to peel back limits – Associated Press - Gun control advocates think, if not pray, they can win by losing when the Supreme Court decides whether the constitutional right to possess guns serves as a check on state and local regulation of firearms.
- Senator Ryan McDougle
- Panel blocks bid to ease flooded-car restrictions – The Virginian-Pilot - Consumer advocates have succeeded, at least for this year, in derailing an attempt to raise the threshold for reporting water damage to cars from $1,000 to $5,000.
- Senator Frank Quayle
- Legislation to block OLF is grounded – Tidewater News - Legislation that could have stopped the Navy from locating an Outlying Landing Field in Western Tidewater has been refused permission for takeoff this year. But OLF opponents aren’t giving up.
- State officials warn of indefinite closures to shellfish harvesting – The Daily Press - Upper creek beds and other polluted waterways may be closed indefinitely to shellfish harvesting due to a proposed budget cut, a state Health Department official warned on Friday.
- Senator Richard Stuart
- The cost of filing a lawsuit in Va. could increase – wtop.com - The state of Virginia may have found a solution to close its $4 billion budget gap.
- Bill proposes raising fees for filing lawsuits – Associated Press - Virginia lawmakers are considering imposing the highest lawsuit-filing fees in the country as one way of plugging a $4 billion state budget gap.
- Assembly extends menhaden limits – fredericksburg.com - Bills that keep oversight of menhaden in legislative hands are wending their way through the General Assembly process.