Thursday, May 16, 2013
Thousands of delegates will gather in Richmond to nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
The Virginia Republican party will gather for its state convention in Richmond this Friday and Saturday to nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general for the November election. Richmond will see an influx of 13,000 delegates to the convention – party activists who will nominate the candidates they think can maintain the party’s interests and win on November 5. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli became the party’s only nominee for governor when current Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling dropped out last year. Cuccinelli will be formally nominated this weekend and is expected to deliver an acceptance speech Saturday. A senior council in Virginia’s Republican Party made a last-minute decision to hold a convention instead of a …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Krupicka plans to address a diverse portfolio of issues, but says the bulk of his bills will focus on education.
Newly elected state Del. Rob Krupicka is headed to Richmond next week with a focus on education. “The bulk of my bills deal with education issues and a lot of my education concepts are informed by my work on the Board of Education and the relationships I built from that,” Krupicka told Patch editors last month in an interview at Del Ray’s St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub. Krupicka served on the state Board of Education since 2009 where he has been a strong advocate of early childhood education and increasing math and science opportunities in the commonwealth. He stepped down from that role when elected to the General Assembly. The board work “also informs how I think about drafting bills in the sense that I’m not trying to draft education policy that…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Alexandria's representatives are seeking suggestions from constituents ahead of the 2013 General Assembly session.
Members of Alexandria’s Richmond delegation will assemble for a public hearing to listen to suggestions and priorities from constituents ahead of the General Assembly’s 2013 legislative session. The hearing will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 in the council chambers at City Hall. State Sens. George Barker (D-39th), Adam Ebbin (D-30th) and Dick Saslaw (D-35th) and Dels. Charniele Herring (D-46th) and Rob Krupicka (D-45th) are all scheduled to attend the hearing, which is being sponsored by the Alexandria chapter of the League of Women Voters. The 2013 General Assembly session begins on Jan. 9 and runs for 45 days. Richmond Sunlight has a detailed list of the proposed bills for the session.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Oral arguments scheduled to be heard Wednesday morning.
The Virginia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday for the City of Alexandria's appeal to a Circuit Court decision regarding the use of Wales Alley. The court granted the city in November its petition for appeal in the litigation with the Old Dominion Boat Club. An order last April from Circuit Court Judge John McGrath said the boat club, which is located at the foot of King Street, has an easement on the city alley connecting Union Street to The Strand. The judge ruled that no obstructions could be built in the alley, but the city appealed. The city is allowing restaurateurs Meshelle and Cathal Armstrong to offer outdoor dining in the alley for its restaurant that opened last year, Virtue Feed and Grain. The city's case will…