Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senate Republicans in the News - January 25-27, 2011

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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
  • Senator Emmett Hanger
  • Senator Steve Martin
    • Bill would block names on databasesPowhatan Today - State Senator Steve Martin (11th District/Chesterfield) has introduced Senate Bill No. 812 in this session of the General Assembly which would prohibit posting of names of employees along with salaries obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Senator Ryan McDougle
    • Mixed results for 'Repeal Amendment’Richmond Times-Dispatch - House Joint Resolution 542, relating to a Constitutional amendment under which two thirds of the states could collectively repeal a federal law or regulation, passed the House 59-34.
  • Senator Steve Newman
    • Legislation would assist GenworthThe News & Advance - Legislation that would lower the premium expenses that insurance companies such as Genworth encounter in derivative transactions was approved in the House of Delegates and in a Senate committee Monday.
    • Newman bill would curb modern-day slaveryThe News & Advance - Lynchburg Sen. Steve Newman joined a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers Wednesday who are trying to curb an almost-hidden problem of sexual slavery and forced labor.
    • Virginia lawmakers battle human traffickingThe Washington Post - Nothing draws a crowd like the phrase "human trafficking" or "21st Century slave," and so no less than eight lawmakers from both major parties packed a press conference Wednesday in Richmond to discuss the transnational exploitation of human beings lured into prostitution or other forced labor against their will.
  • Senator Tommy Norment
  • Senator Mark Obenshain
    • Amendment left to die in - A proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow states to vote collectively to repeal any unwanted federal law was left to die in a Virginia Senate subcommittee this week.
    • Push for Va death penalty expansion - A renewed, scaled-back push to expand the death penalty is advancing in the Senate.
  • Senator Fred Quayle
    • Sex Abuse Statute Of - The National Association to Protect Children ( PROTECT) and the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) are planning to hold a news conference on child sex abuse statute of limitations.
  • Senator Ralph Smith
  • Senator Bill Stanley
  • Senator Richard Stuart
    • Proposed laws backed by - The Warren County Board of Supervisors is supporting proposed laws that would allow localities to accept cash proffers from developers at any time.
    • Fishy - ALITTLE FISH is causing a big stir in the General Assembly. Already this year, six different bills have been introduced concerning menhaden (although four have now been withdrawn). What's the wave of concern all about?
  • Senator Jill Vogel
    • School Budgets: Why the State is Slowing their - Schools in your community are having a rough time building budgets for next year. That's because they're waiting to hear how much money they're getting from the state. TV3 finds out what the hold up is.
    • Retiring judge could leave big gapThe Winchester Star - Judge John R. Prosser Jr. of the 26th Judicial Circuit announced Monday that he will retire from the bench on March 1.
  • Senator William Wampler, Jr.
  • Senator John Watkins