Tag Archive | "General Assembly"

Cuccinelli, Thompson & Consumer Affairs

Friday, June 25, 2010


The race for Virginia Attorney General may have ended November 3, 2009 with a decisive GOP victory, but this week, former Democratic Party AG candidate Steve Shannon is taking Republican AG Ken Cuccinelli to task for $55,500 in campaign contributions Cuccinelli received from Bobby Thompson, director of the Florida-based U.S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA).

Wilt Secures GOP Nomination

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Businessman Tony Wilt prevailed over Republican primary opponents Ted Byrd and John Elledge in Tuesday evening's "firehouse primary".

McDonnell: Special Election June 15

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced the date of the special election to replace Del. Matt Lohr in the 26th district of Virginia’s House of Delegates. [PDF] The election will be held Tuesday, June 15. This will be a fast campaign cycle.

Wilt Running for Delegate

Thursday, March 25, 2010


The Daily News-Record reports that Tony Wilt of Broadway “will formally announce his candidacy for the special election for the 26th House District today.” Wilt would be running for the Republican nomination. Last week, Del. Matt Lohr announced he would vacate his seat to become Commissioner of VDACS. Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to announce […]

Assembly Passes Car Title Loan Reform

Friday, March 12, 2010


Car title lenders, like the brightly colored LoanMax on South Main Street, may soon be be restricted in terms of how much they can charge or lend to people desperate enough for cash to put their vehicle on the line.

Obenshain Opposes McEachin’s Anti-Discrimination Bill

Monday, February 8, 2010


Sen. Mark Obenshain voiced opposition to a bill that would prohibit discrimination (in public employment) on the basis of sexual orientation. The state senate passed the bill today.

Obenshain, Hanger Co-sponsor “Umbilical Bill”

Thursday, January 21, 2010


State Senators Mark Obenshain and Emmett Hanger have co-sponsored a bill in Richmond that defines “independent and separate existence” of an infant regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut.

Lohr To Chair Ag Subcommittee

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Del. Matt Lohr has been appointed Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Agriculture in Richmond. WSVA reports: As Chair, Lohr will be responsible for setting the legislative agenda for issues that relate to agriculture, chairing all meetings, and directing the proposed legislation [for the state of Virginia].

General Assembly In Session

Thursday, January 14, 2010


General Assembly is back in session in Richmond, and Sen. Mark Obenshain and Del. Matt Lohr have introduced some familiar-looking bills. For Lohr, his HB393 abortion clinic bill looks an awful lot like 2008’s HB894. Obenshain is still working to redefine the triggerman rule, which Kaine vetoed more than once, but McDonnell will likely sign […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.