Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senator Updates, August 1-9

Mon, 2011-08-08 20:00 -- Mike
  • Senator Emmett Hanger
    • Balanced budget amendment is crucial- The Daily Progress- Several members of the 112th Congress have introduced a balanced budget amendment, which calls for a constitutional amendment mandating the U.S. Congress to pass a balanced budget each year. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, has introduced a joint resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives and Sen. Mike Lee and Sen. Orrin Hatch, Republicans from Utah, have introduced a similar resolution in the U.S. Senate.
  • Senator Tommy Norment
    • Va. county to open poll for 1 Surry County election officials say they will have to open a polling place to give one voter an opportunity to vote in the Aug. 23 Republican primary.
  • Senator Mark Obenshain
  • Senator Bill Stanley
  • Senator Richard Stuart
    • Republicans seek Neck's House seat – in the Northern Neck, take note: You've got an election just around the corner.
    • Westmoreland looks to expedite elections – Changes are coming to both local and legislative election districts in Westmoreland County, and the Registrar's Office is asking residents to update their addresses to ensure that upcoming elections run smoothly.
  • Senator Jill Vogel
    • GOP Candidates Talk Clarke Politics-Clarke Daily News- A slate of GOP election hopefuls gathered in Berryville, Virginia on Thursday evening to meet voters and make the case for why their positions on the issues will advance them to leadership roles in the November elections.
  • Senator John Watkins

Virginia never banned uranium mining- Richmond Times-dispatch-If you stay around long enough in state government you begin to see some of the same issues reappear. One of the very first public policy issues I dealt with as a freshman delegate in the Virginia General Assembly back in 1982 was whether to allow uranium mining in Virginia. Now, as Yogi Berra says, "It's déjà vu all over again."