Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The former LCDC member filed paperwork to seek the delegate’s seat as an Independent.
Ashburn resident and former member of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee Elizabeth Amy Miller this week formalized her challenge to Republican Del. Thomas A. “Tag” Greason for the House of Delegates 32nd District. Miller said in an interview Tuesday that could not fathom the idea of Greason not facing a challenger for a second straight election. Greason first won office after defeating then-incumbent David Poisson. “I am constitutionally opposed to him running unopposed for a second time,” Miller said, specifically pointing to Greason’s support of a bill that requires women seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound. “It’s unacceptable that he has no challenger, so I’m stepping up.” Miller, the wife of former county Supervisor…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The bill aiming to build consensus around Bob McDonnell's plan to bring $3 billion to transportation projects met with mixed reviews.
Friday, February 22
By Whitney Spicer Capital News Service Critics of the transportation funding compromise reached by legislative negotiators say the plan would place a huge burden on Virginia taxpayers. The Virginia House of Delegates Friday passed House Bill 2313, which would raise about $900 million a year for transportation and transit projects. The 98-page compromise must win approval the Senate before it can be signed into law by the governor. The legislative session ends Saturday. The new plan, which was hammered out by a 10-member conference committee over the past week, would potentially raise close to $900 million a year in transportation revenue. It could be the first transportation funding overhaul in Virginia since 1986 if it passes this week…
Friday, February 10, 2012
After a Senate committee held it up last year, the proposed constitutional amendment may die in a House committee this year.
RICHMOND (Capital News Service)—Like other members of the National Guard, chaplains enter war zones and risk death on the battlefield. But at least two characteristics set these men and women apart from other members of their units. First, instead of guns, chaplains are armed largely with prayers and comforting words for their compatriots. And second, they don’t receive the tuition assistance that other members of the National Guard enjoy. That’s because, under the constitutional principle of separation of church and state, Virginia won’t pay for chaplains’ religious education. Del. Thomas “Tag” Greason (R-32) wants to change that. For the second consecutive year, he has proposed a constitutional amendment to allow the state to provide …