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Thomas K. Norment, Jr.

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  • 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...
  • Sen John Watkins to retire, won't seek re-election

    One of Virginia's most senior legislators, state Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, has decided not to seek re-election. Watkins has served in the state Senate in 1998 and was a member of the House of Delegates from 1982-1998. “For 34 years, Senator...
  • From the ashes of expansion, another Medicaid study

    The legislative powers-that-be at JLARC voted last week to move toward a new Medicaid study, a two-year dive into cost drivers and cost effectiveness. This is the long-discussed call for a deeper look at Medicaid cost increases which, depending on...
  • So. Much. Enterprise. Championing.

    So. Much. Enterprise. Championing.
    Fifty-four Virginia legislators - approaching 40 percent of the entire General Assembly - voted with the Virginia Chamber's position 100 percent of the time in Richmond during the past session. The chamber held a thank you reception last night in...