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The 2017 Legislative Session Summary from the Virginia Division of Legislative Services has been published online. Follow our link to the full summary here!

U.S. SENATE VOTES TO GRANT EXTREME POLITICIANS THE POWER TO DEFUND WOMENS' HEALTHCARE ON PARTISAN BELIEFS

CROSSOVER

Last Tuesday, February 7th, was the annual crossover deadline for House and Senate bills to be heard for consideration. Bills that have passed the House will "cross over" to the Senate, and bills that have passed the Senate will likewise "cross over" to the House. 

NEWS FROM KAYE

Dear Friends,

Did you know that in the state of Virginia, the right of a member of the public to speak at a public meeting is not guaranteed?

NEWS FROM KAYE

As of April 10th, Governor McAuliffe completed his review of bills following the adjournment of the regular 2016 legislative session.  In total, 811 bills were passed by the 2016 General Assembly.  Governor McAuliffe signed 732 into law.  The remaining bills were either vetoed or sent back to the House and Senate for review with Governor's Recommendations.

By Kaye Kory

Published by the Falls Church News-Press on April 13, 2016

NEWS FROM KAYE

Dear Friends,

Voice Votes Keep the Public Silent

It may seem obvious that democracy needs transparency to function. Voters can't hold their elected representatives accountable if they don't know what their representatives are doing. Unfortunately, the Virginia General Assembly needs a reminder of this basic civic principle.

By Kaye Kory

Published by the Falls Church News-Press on March 9, 2016

On Wednesday, March 2, the Virginia House Republicans voted to reject the confirmation of Justice Jane Roush to the Virginia Supreme Court, despite the fact that she has served in that position for seven months, and was unanimously qualified by the House Courts of Justice Committee as well. She was nominated on a 22 yea, 0 nay vote by the Virginia Senate, but the Virginia House of Delegates voted against her confirmation on a 55 nay, 38 yea, largely party-line vote.

By Kaye Kory

Published by the Falls Church News-Press on February 11, 2016

Throughout this session to date, the House of Delegates continues to attempt to erode local control of public education – not only local control of the establishment of charter schools, but to usurp local control of both state and local money dedicated to local public education as well.

I have had to change the date of my Town Hall meeting scheduled for Feb. 20th. It will now be on SAT. FEB. 13th, from 10 am to noon in the Sleepy Hollow Elementary School cafeteria. The date change has made it possible for Senators Dick Saslaw and David Marsden to join me.

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