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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.

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.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on confirmation of Mulvaney as OMB Director

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released a statement after the Senate voted 51-49 to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to serve as the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). See below.

County Supervisors to get 2017-18 budget on Feb. 21

Here is the Prince William Board of County Supervisors agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. County supervisors are due to get the budget proposal from County Executive Christopher Martino around 2:15 p.m. right after Citizens Time. The meeting begins at 2 p.m.

Transition fair March 18 to plan for life after school for students with disabilities

To assist students with disabilities and their families in planning for life after school, the Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park Transition Council will host its annual free Transition Fair on Saturday, March 18, from noon–3:30 p.m. at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas 20112.

Delegate Richard Anderson reports from Richmond - Feb. 10, 2017

We’re halfway there with two key events in our legislative calendar: (1) Passing the date known as “Crossover,” and (2) voting on the House version of the two-year Virginia state budget!

Rep. Comstock’s statement on Metro Safety Commission

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement Feb. 10 after the announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on temporarily withholding FTA grant funds due to the Metro Safety Commission not yet being operational:

Committee of 100 to debate PWC Strategic Plan on Feb. 16

Committee will explore what Prince William County's Strategic Plan really does in a panel discussion on Feb. 16. Does it reflect the needs and wants of PWC residents, or is it a political tool for a predetermined government agenda? Does it work with the Comprehensive Plan and budget realities? Should the process be outsourced? Open to the public.

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