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Breaking Down Virginia's Gaming Landscape

Balancing expansion with responsibility.

In recent years, Virginia has witnessed a significant expansion in its gaming industry.

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Sine Die

“Sine die” is the language that marks the end of the regular session of the Virginia General Assembly.

CORE and THRIVE Advancing Businesses in Fairfax County

This week, the County proudly introduces Fairfax CORE (Connecting Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs), a groundbreaking online platform designed to empower business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Fairfax County, including the towns of Clifton and Vienna and cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

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Sine Do or Die

On Saturday evening, March 9, the 2024 General Assembly session adjourned sine die. “Sine die” is Latin for “without day,” and in legalese, if you will, it means “indefinitely.”

Gov. Youngkin Vetoes Bills to Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence

Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed HB46 and SB47, sponsored by Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Sen. Barbara Favola, critical bills to protect survivors of domestic violence. Nearly one third of all homicides in Virginia are domestic violence related, and nearly two thirds of domestic violence homicides in VA are committed with a firearm. The bills would not have affected law-abiding gun owners and would have saved lives.

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The Final Countdown

We’re in the final week of the 2024 General Assembly session and we still have much work to do.

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Scam Season

Be alert for these scams that increase in spring and summer.

With warmer weather on the way, I wanted to alert you to some common scams that you should be aware of during the upcoming spring and summer months.

Disappointed in Letter on Abortion

Letters to the Editor

Bills to the Governor

Governor can sign, veto, amend or take no action on bills that reach his desk. Read on to see what happens next in each case.

The governor has provided little in the way of a preview of what legislative actions he may take, including whether he will sign, amend, or veto bills that would increase the minimum wage and better protect communities from gun violence.

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250 Years of Revolutionary History

As we approach the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, I wanted to highlight another anniversary in Virginia’s revolutionary history.

Is This Acceptable?

Letters

Fixing Something That Isn’t Broken

Opinion/Letter to Editor

Opinion/Letter to Editor

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Senate Version of Potomac Yard Arena Proposal Hits a Speedbump — or Roadblock?

Last November, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced his proposal to relocate the Washington Wizards NBA team and the Washington Capitals NHL team from DC across the river to a $2 billion arena to be built in the City of Alexandria’s Potomac Yard neighborhood.

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Crossover Report

Concerns on transit infrastructure, labor agreements and the impact on our greater metro area lead to “no” vote on the Arena bill.

We have officially reached Crossover in the 2024 General Assembly session! Now, we in the House will turn our attention to the bills that the Senate has sent to us to consider.

Investing in Families with Solutions that Work

Fifty-percent of Americans have less than $400 in their bank accounts, putting them one emergency expense from a devastating financial crisis. In Alexandria and south Arlington, more than 30% of families are unable to cover basic needs.