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Thomas K. Norment, Jr.

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  • 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...
  • Mason, Ward named "legislative heroes" for environment votes

    Twenty-three Virginia legislators, including Peninsula delegates Monty Mason and Jeion Ward, voted the Virginia League of Conservation voters position 100 percent of the time during the General Assembly's 2014 session. The scorecard is here (pdf) and...
  • Howell, Norment promise more ethics reform

    RICHMOND — Speaker of the House William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. promised new ethics reforms Tuesday in the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s conviction last week on federal corruption charges. The Virginia...
  • Chafin wins Va. Senate seat, GOP solidifies control

    There were three special elections today (results) for Virginia General Assembly seats. Del. Ben Chafin handily won an open Senate seat in the 38th District, cementing GOP control in that chamber. You may know this seat as "used to be Phil Puckett's."...
  • Gov. McAuliffe rolls out 10-point health care plan, says it will help 200,000

    Gov. McAuliffe rolls out 10-point health care plan, says it will help 200,000
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe rolled out a 10-point plan Monday to leverage more federal money for health care in Virginia, but he stopped far short of any unilateral attempt to expand Medicaid. Instead the McAuliffe administration will tweak...
  • 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...
  • Living Here: Federal and state elected officials

    Living Here: Federal and state elected officials
    U.S. Senate Sen. Mark Warner (D) Washington, D.C., office: 475 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-2023 Norfolk office: 101 W. Main Street Suite 4900 Norfolk, Va. 23510 Phone: 757-441-3079 Contact...
  • New Virginia Senate committee assignments

    With their narrow majority back in hand, Senate Republicans re-worked the chamber's committees tonight, removing Democrats from chairmanships and putting Republicans in their places. They made state Sen. Walter Stosch the body's president pro tem. State...
  • General Assembly passes budget with Medicaid block

    General Assembly passes budget with Medicaid block
    RICHMOND — The battle over Medicaid expansion bogged down the budget process once against Thursday as Republicans worked to ensure — as best they can — that Gov. Terry McAuliffe can’t expand the program on his own once the...
  • Redistricting stalemate broken

    Redistricting stalemate broken
    UPDATE: Gov. Bob McDonnell late Thursday said he would sign the redistricting legislation passed by the General Assembly "as soon as it reaches my desk." In a statement, the governor said the legislation approved by state lawmakers earlier in the day...