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Thomas K. Norment, Jr.

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  • Virginia Senate says suppliers, ingredients of execution drugs should be secret

     Virginia Senate says suppliers, ingredients of execution drugs should be secret
    Virginia could keep the suppliers of the drugs used in executions secret, as well as all the components they mix to make the drug cocktail used in lethal injections under a bill the state Senate approved Tuesday. But the measure the Senate passed...
  • Norment: Time not ripe for judicial reform

    Recall for a moment last November, when the Daily Press questioned Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment about his relationship to the AtLee family, one of whom would soon become a state appeals court judge. Norment, R-James City, suggested that...
  • Jan. 31 Letters: 2nd Amendment, Dominion power lines

    Wrong-headed I love how your more-conservative readers automatically accuse you of "blind devotion to the left" whenever you state an opinion different from theirs. As a lifelong member of the left, I can assure Daily Press readers that the paper's...
  • Money, money, money: a first look at legislators' fundraising

    In politics, fundraising never stops – and even when there are no statewide General Assembly elections set, as in 2014, the money kept flowing in, campaign finance reports for the second half of the year show. The champion was Senate Majority...
  • Gifts to legislators were more modest in 2014

    Legislators are accepting fewer freebies, the Virginia Public Access Project reports, and Shad Plank’s look at what Peninsula legislators receive shows the value reported is also way down. The biggest drop reported is from Senate Majority Leader...
  • Promises, promises .... Norment's (and other's) take on the State of the Commonwealth speech

    State Sen. Tommy Norment said Gov. Terry McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth speech shows why the governor "deserves marketer of the year for 2015." “There were promises to every Democratic constituency,” he said. “I don’t...
  • Stosch retirement continues Senate shift

    State Sen. Walter Stosch, one of a few Republicans who backed a quasi-privatized version of Medicaid expansion last year, said Tuesday that he won't seek re-election. The 78-year-old has been in the General Assembly some 32 years, including a 9-year...
  • Norment sees a gruesome year in Virginia politics

    It's verging on a tradition: when state Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment holds his annual pre-session briefing for backers at Williamsburg's Great Wolf Lodge, it always seems to rain. Or so the James City County legislator joked today before...
  • A wide range of bills from Peninsula legislators

    Our legislators’ interests in writing laws range widely – from special license plates for Newport News Shipbuilding fans to reinstating former Gov. Doug Wilder’s one-gun-a-month limit on firearms purchases.  State Sen. Mamie Locke, D-...
  • Norment, no stranger to judicial hardball, says maybe it's time for change

    Norment, no stranger to judicial hardball, says maybe it's time for change
    Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment said Wednesday that it may be time to change the way Virginia chooses judges He's no stranger the controversy and acrimony the current process breeds. It gives the General Assembly's majority party great power, and...
  • Governor unveils legislative priorities during visit to Colonial Williamsburg

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe rolled out part of his 2015 legislative package at a Virginia Chamber of Commerce event Friday at the Williamsburg Lodge, and some of what he's proposing — particularly a Tourism Growth Incentive Fund — would be great...