Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senate Republicans in the News - October 22-25, 2010

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Sun, 2010-10-24 20:00 -- 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
  • Senator Emmett Hanger
    • Lawmakers Hear Report of - As concern builds nation-wide about the country's foreclosure crisis, Virginia lawmakers say they want to stay informed about conditions in the state.
    • Seventy heavenThe News Virginian - People driving portions of interstates 64 and 81 along with other highways across the state soon will be able to press down further on the accelerator -- legally.
  • Senator Robert Hurt
    • Endorsed: Robert Hurt for Congress From the FifthThe News & Advance - If deciding which candidate for the Fifth District seat in the House of Representatives to back were based solely on who believes more strongly in public service or cares more about his district, its residents and this country, the choice between incumbent Tom Perriello and challenger Robert Hurt almost would be impossible.
    • Endorsements: New DirectionRichmond Times-Dispatch - The midterm elections take place a week from Tuesday.
  • Senator Tommy Norment
    • McDonnell says he'll hold off on ABC privatizationCNBC - Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday he'll wait until January's regular legislative session to propose privatizing the state liquor monopoly, calling it a waste of taxpayer money to hold a special session now while he's still gathering support.
    • McDonnell won't call special session on privatizing liquor salesThe Virginian-Pilot - Ending weeks of speculation, Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that he won't call the General Assembly into a special session this year to consider his plan to privatize state liquor operations - a clear indication that he realizes support is lacking among lawmakers.
  • Senator Mark Obenshain
    • Interstate speed limit increasing to 70 - Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday the stretches of interstate highways in rural and less-populated areas of the state that will increase from 65 mph to 70 mph, much to the chagrin of some officials in Shenandoah County.
  • Senator Frank Ruff