Last Chance to Vote Absentee In-Person for June 12 Primaries

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I wanted to let you know that tomorrow, Saturday, June 9th, is your last chance to vote absentee in-person for the June 12th primaries. There are 20 reasons you can vote via absentee ballot including: Being away from home on business on Election Day Being away from home on personal business or vacation on Election Day Having an illness or disability that keeps you from the polls on … Read More

Cox and Hugo: Why we didn’t raise taxes for Metro

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The Washington Post May 4, 2018 Our 40-year-old Metro system is the third-busiest transit system in the country and integral to our region’s transportation system. Metro is a big part of the regional economy and a lifeline for many. Hundreds of thousands of citizens wake up every day and use Metro to get to work, to the doctor and to the grocery … Read More

Lyme Disease Awareness

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As Northern Virginians, many of us know first-hand the devastating effects of Lyme disease in our community. As we move into the summer, the potential for exposure to this debilitating disease increases. Statistics show that Virginia is a high incidence state.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, infecting more … Read More

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Fairfax and Prince William counties will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28th. On Saturday, you can drop off unwanted pills and liquid medications from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,  at any of the locations listed below. *Note: pressurized canisters and needles will not be accepted. Fairfax Drop-off Sites: Fair Oaks District Station, 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, … Read More

House of Delegates rejects tax increases for Metro, stands firm behind conservative funding and reform plan

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Legislation before governor does not include tax increases on homes or hotels The Republican-led Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday did not pass amendments to House Bill 1539 and Senate Bill 856 to raise taxes on hard working Virginians to fund additional spending on Metro. With the conservative leadership of the House, the two Metro bills will be returned to … Read More

Winter Storm Watch Issued For Our Region

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Northern Virginia region. A wintry weather mix will begin this afternoon and continue into Wednesday evening as a part of the larger winter storm (Nor’Easter) Toby. This storm will bring a

General Assembly Session Concludes

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The 2018 General Assembly Session has concluded and I want to provide an update on what happened in Richmond last week. Legislation Proposed Haymarket Power Lines  SB 966, which is identical to HB 1558, has been signed by the Governor. SB 966 contains the pilot program that guarantees the proposed Haymarket power lines are buried. This is great news for western Prince William residents who … Read More

Bipartisan agreement reached on Metro funding and reforms

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Richmond, VA —  A bipartisan agreement to increase funding and implement necessary reforms for Metro has been reached and Delegate Hugo’s (R-Fairfax) HB1539 has been sent to the Governor. The conferees were Delegates Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax), Chris Peace (R-Hanover), and Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), along with Senators Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax), Tommy Norment (R-James City), and Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach). “From the start, my position was that a … Read More

Final Week of Session

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We’re now in the final week of the 2018 Session. I want to provide another update on notable legislation and events in Richmond from last week. Legislation UPDATE: Haymarket Power Lines SB 966, which is identical to HB 1558, is on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature. These bills contain the pilot program which guarantees that the proposed Haymarket power lines are buried. HB 1558 will … Read More

After week six in Richmond

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We’re now in the seventh week of the 2018 Session and I wanted to provide another update on notable legislation and events in Richmond from last week. Legislation  UPDATE: Felony homicide legislation passes Senate Committee My HB 1469 has passed the Senate Committee on Courts of Justice. This legislation would classify overdose deaths facilitated by drug distributors as second degree murder, and would … Read More