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Hurricane Irma Weather Briefing

KEY MESSAGES • Irma is expected to affect the northeastern Leeward Islands as an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane, accompanied by life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall. Hurricane warnings are in effect for portions of the Leeward Islands. Preparations should be rushed to completion, as tropicalstorm force winds are expected to first arrive in the […]

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Ron’s Report: Week 5

Dear Friends, We are now one week away from the scheduled end of our 45-day legislative session. This week was a productive week for the House of Delegates. We are finishing committee work, reviewing amendments from the Senate, and continuing to work on the budget. Also this week we had the voice of Hampton Roads […]

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Ron’s Report: Week 4

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are at the crossover mark of the Virginia General Assembly where House and Senate bills and their respective budgets are heard, voted on, approved or disapproved and then sent on to the Governor for writing it into law. At the start of session, I was chosen by the House and […]

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Ron’s Report: Week 3

Dear Friends, It’s been a busy start to the Virginia General Assembly Session and each day brings new solutions and opportunities for all Virginians. We are in third week of a 45-day legislative session and we have heard hundreds of legislative bills. As Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, my committee has heard over a […]

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Ron’s Report: Week 2

Dear Friends, We have just concluded our first full week of session. The 100 member House has introduced over 1,000 bills, and the 40 member Senate has introduced over 700 bills. Over the next two weeks the 14 House committees will be doing a lot of the heavy lifting to hear the bills before action […]

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Ron’s Report: Week 1

Dear Friends, On Wednesday, January 11, the 398th legislative session of the General Assembly convened in our state capital and where I will spend the next 46 days. This session has got off to a great start and the bills are just starting to roll in to their perspective committees. Governor McAuliffe delivered the State […]

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Domestic violence gun bill heads to Governor’s desk

FEBRUARY 13, 2017, BY CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE RICHMOND, Va. — Victims of domestic violence would get early access to concealed handgun permits under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate. HB 1852 would allow those with protective orders to carry a concealed handgun after they apply for a permit. It was introduced by a […]

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Delivery Robots Legalized in Virginia

By Steve Crowe  March 2, 2017 Virginia has become the first state in the US to legalize the use of delivery robots on crosswalks and sidewalks. The law, which takes effect July 1, 2017, allows delivery robots to operate autonomously, but they can’t travel faster than 10 MPH or weigh more than 50 pounds. The […]

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Virginia is the first state to legalize robots

America is now one step closer to becoming a sci-fi utopia, thanks to a new law passed in Virginia. On Friday the state’s governor signed a ruling which will allow delivery robots to use its sidewalks and crosswalks from July 1st. Advised by Starship Technologies (an Estoninan robotics company that specializes in ground delivery) the […]

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced that he will not seek re-election this year, but instead retire after his 30 years in the House

Richmond, VA – Yesterday, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced that he will not seek re-election this year, but instead retire after his 30 years in the House. Speaking to his retirement, Speaker Howell said, “Serving in this esteemed body which is the Virginia House of Delegates for the last 30 […]

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