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Delegate Richard Anderson (R-51) reports from Richmond - Feb. 17, 2017

We are now one week away from the scheduled end of the 2017 45-day legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly. We are finishing our committee work, reviewing amendments from the Senate, and working on the budget.

Passing of Michele McQuigg, Prince William Clerk of Court since 2008

Funeral arrangements are pending for Michele B. McQuigg, Prince William Clerk of Court since 2008.

Bill to allow women to get year supply of birth control headed to Virginia Governor’s desk

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn’s bill to allow women to obtain a year’s supply of birth control pills at one time, passed the House on February 7th, cleared the Senate Feb. 16 and will be sent to the Governor’s desk. HB 2267 will require health insurance plans that cover contraceptives to allow women to purchase a year’s supply of birth control pills at one time.

Virginia’s General Assembly Building (GAB) to be demolished after session adjourns

The General Assembly Building in Richmond will be torn down this year and replaced by 2022. In the meantime, the General Assembly offices will be moved down the hill to the Pocahontas Building, which sits at the foot of Capitol Hill, about 150 yards from the current location.

Virginia’s moratorium on uranium mining will stand, appeals court rules

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled on Feb. 17 in favor of the Commonwealth's 30-year moratorium on mining uranium in the Commonwealth. The majority of a three judge panel found that nothing in the federal Atomic Energy Act preempts the state's ability to regulate and restrict conventional uranium mining within its borders, according to a news release from the office of Attorney General Mark Herring.

Some 150,000+ Virginia jobs and 70,000+ resumes on Workforce Connection–now with new features

The Virginia Workforce Connection, http://www.vawc.virginia.gov is a ,free online resource that connects job seekers to jobs, and businesses to qualified candidates. The Virginia Workforce Connection currently features more than 150,000 active job postings within the Commonwealth. Registered employers using the website have access to more than 70,000 active candidate resumes.

New eight-week session starts March 13 at Northern Virginia Community College

Registration is taking place now for an eight-week session that begins March 13 at Northern Virginia Community College. Courses in the eight-week session cover the same material and award the same credits as semester-long classes. Students may enroll online 24 hours a day at http://www.nvcc.edu/startstrong

Global security and risk management firm to expand its Fairfax headquarters and add 22 new jobs

Global Guardian, a global security and risk management firm that provides protection for people, infrastructure and communications, is expanding its corporate headquarters in Fairfax and adding 22 new jobs, according to a news release from the Governor's Office.

Old Centreville Road in Manassas now one lane on the bridge over Bull Run

Old Centreville Road in Manassas has been reduced to one lane on the bridge over Bull Run to allow for rehabilitation work behind a concrete barrier, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Bridge traffic is now alternating each way via temporary signals. Drivers should expect delays until when the project is slated for completition.

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