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Aug27

Watch Wayne Covil's report on WTVR CBS 6 on the remote-controlled aircraft crash in Dinwiddie County that injured three. The incident has served as a wake-up call to police and lawmakers.

“I do think we need to just make sure that we’re, that our laws keep up with technology,” Delegate McClellan said.

Aug9

Watch the August 9th edition of This Week in Richmond featuring Delegate Jennifer McClellan (71st District) and Delegate Chris Peace (97th District).

Items discussed include:

  • The Martin Luther King Commission, which is celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclimation
  • The Redskins training camp in Richmond
  • The 2013 state-wide elections

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We are now in the final week of the 2017 Session. We still have quite a bit of work to do, as a number of bills, including the budget, are in conference committees to work out differences between the House and Senate versions. Last week the Senate passed a number of controversial bills.

Last week the House and Senate adopted amendments to the 2016-2018 budget to address a projected $279.3 million revenue shortfall. The Senate budget reflects its top priorities of supporting mental health programs, avoiding spending cuts for public education and safety net programs, and providing an overdue pay raise for all state employees and teachers.  Specifically, the Senate budget proposes a 3 percent raise for state classified employees, a 2 percent raise for college and university faculty, the state share of a 2 percent raise for public school teachers, and a 2 percent raise for state-supported local employees.  Instead of providing a raise for teachers, the House budget increases funding for school divisions, which may use the money for raises or for other priorities. 

 

Last week, the General Assembly reached "Crossover," the mid-point of Session when the House and Senate must complete work on their own bills. Many of the bills my constituents have written or called me about were addressed prior to crossover and summarized in prior updates. Here is an overview of other bills acted upon last week.