NewsSaturday, April 4, 2020 8:30 AM
I hope you and your families are managing as well as can be expected in these trying times. I want to update you on my actions in response to the health and economic crisis, as well as some resources which are available to individuals and businesses. 160,000 of our friends and neighbors in the Commonwealth lost their jobs in the two weeks between March 15-28, and countless more this week. Virginia’s biennial budget proposes significant spending that is non-essential and that must be curtailed. We need to stop any additional taxes and regulations that would stall a recovery.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:56 PM
In a letter sent to Governor Northam Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Delegate Dave LaRock asked the Governor to amend the budget and delay enactment of numerous other bills which add costs and regulatory burden to businesses and residents.
The letter made these recommendations:
1. Reduce essential spending across the board and tie all non-essential spending to revenue benchmarks.
2. Delay enactment of ALL measures which add to cost of living or doing business in Virginia, and ALL unfunded mandates to local governments.
Monday, March 16, 2020 11:19 AM
As you no doubt have seen, there’s a great deal of concern in our community regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the respiratory illness that began in Wuhan, China and has now spread around the world. The Governor has issued a state of emergency for our Commonwealth and laid out additional steps Virginia is taking to limit the spread of the virus.
Currently, there are 45 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, including five in Loudoun County. One Virginian has died from the virus, in James City County.
Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:13 PM
Before I dive into this summary of the homestretch week of the 2020 Session, let me make it perfectly clear where we stand. We have lost many battles this session, but this is a war that will continue, and I trust you to be as committed as I am to pressing ahead to retake the ground we've lost, or as the meme says, never give in!
Sunday, March 1, 2020 6:05 PM
URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Also: War On Religion --- Preschool-to-Prison-Pipeline --- Business and Climate Change
This has been a full week! Our second-to-the-last week is wrapped up and we have covered the spectrum on issues - from guns to religious liberty to property rights. It’s been the usual uphill battle, but we have had a few moments of reprieve when moderates left the liberal camp to come alongside the conservative side of the aisle.
As I press on in this final lap, I hope you too will keep engaged with the issues before the General Assembly. We still have several important matters to address, including redistricting, massive tax hikes, and the state budget, that will greatly impact our Constitutional and God-given rights.