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I’m honored to be included in Richmond Magazine’s list of a handful of people who commit a fair amount of passion and energy to the region.


Watch the news segment on WRIC Channel 8 in Richmond on Governor’s budget proposal to limit part-time state employees to less than 30 hours per week in order to avoid having to provide health benefits to these employees as required under the Affordable Healthcare Act.


In remarks on the House floor, Del. McClellan shared stories about the lasting impact of legislation passed during the Jim Crow era.


Read John Riley’s article in Metro Weekly on Del. McClellan’s bill HB 1871 which would define the term “bullying” and instruct individual school boards to adopt policies and procedures to prevent its occurrence.

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New Laws Take Effect

On July 1st, the majority of legislation passed by the 2018 General Assembly Session took effect.  In Due Course, published by the Division of Legislative Services, provides a good overview of new laws likely to affect the daily lives of Virginians. 

Complete information on actions of the 2018 General Assembly Session can be found on the Legislative Information System webpage.


After five years of trying, the General Assembly passed a budget last week that includes Medicaid Expansion.

Once the Federal government approves Virginia's pan, 18-64 years olds who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Medicaid. This will close the coverage gap for nearly 300,000 Virginians who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid now, but not enough to qualify for subsidies on the federal health insurance marketplace. The plan includes a work requirement in which able-bodied adults under 65 are required to work, seek employment, or participate in job training, education, or community/engagement programs that improve work readiness. Exemptions are provided for children, pregnant women, the aged, disabled, and seriously mentally ill, caregivers of disabled dependents, and individuals working in the TANF VIEW program or SNAP. These requirements are waived in parts of the state with high unemployment.