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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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Delegate Villanueva and Senator Frank Wagner in Partnership with Secretary Aubrey Layne Negotiate Norfolk Right of Way Repayment Solution for City of Virginia Beach

RICHMOND, Virginia –  Delegate Ron Villanueva and Senator Frank Wagner have negotiated with Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne a financial remedy for the City of Virginia for the Norfolk Southern Right-of-Way.  Should the Virginia Beach City Council accept the terms of a new prescriptive easement designating that the corridor will be used for future high capacity […]

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Hurricane Matthew October 4, 2016

Hurricane Update Click Here for More Info on Hurricane Matthew • NWS Wakefield has stated that Matthew is projected to be on par with Isabel and Irene. Based on the current timing the recommendation is that all storm preparations be finished by daybreak Saturday. • The current track has continued to move farther west and […]

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New Veterans Care Center Announced in Virginia Beach Bipartisan Effort Helps Bring Needed Services to Veterans

Virginia Beach, VA – Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia Beach has been selected to build a new Veterans Care Center.  The center was born from the collaboration from members of the military veteran’s caucus of the Virginia General Assembly, Governor McAuliffe and Secretary John Harvey, and the Virginia Beach City Council. Majority Leader […]

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70TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOUTHERN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE CONCLUDES

The 70th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference, convening on July 9, 2016, in the “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington, Kentucky, concluded on July 13. Nearly 1,500 state legislators, legislative staff, governmental officials, and related others attended the four days of informative policy sessions, community involvement, and Southern hospitality. Ron participated in the Transportation […]

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