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House Republicans Question Closed Door Meetings on IT Contract

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From the VA Pilot Closed doors open up questions about Va.’s IT deal RICHMOND Two of the state’s top technology officials are being called to testify before a government panel on open record laws about why aspects of Virginia’s plan to privatize its computer systems were discussed behind closed doors. The state’s 10-year, $2 billion contract with Northrop Grumman Corp. … Read More

Delegate Nixon Earns Top Rankings on Virginia FREE’s Incumbent Report


RICHMOND, VA–  Delegate Sam Nixon (R-Chesterfield) earned high marks in every category of Virginia FREE’s 2009 incumbent report, including one of the highest Effectiveness Ratings in the House of Delegates. Virginia FREE, a non-partisan coalition committed to preserving free enterprise through the political process, is comprised of a diverse group of business leaders throughout the Commonwealth. “I am honored that … Read More

Virginia Republicans Kept Their Promises on Transportation

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In an OpEd in the Washington Post Speaker Howell explains how Virginia Republicans have kept their promises to voters on transportation, while Governor Kaine and other Virginia Democrats have failed to do the same. From the Washington Post, June 21, 2009 Virginia Republicans Kept Their Promises on Transportation In a commentary on this page last week, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. … Read More

Republicans Respond to State Revenues Shortfall

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Delegate John O’Bannon on WRVA Mp3 Delegate Kirk Cox on WRVA AUDIO: GOP Reaction To Budget Shortfall Delgate Kirk Cox Calls Shortfall Discouraging By 1140wrva.com Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Richmond, Va. (1140wrva.com) Virginia Secretary of Finance Richard Brown told members of the House Appropriations Committee that the budget shortfall could grow to $300 million for fiscal 2009, which would be … Read More

Virginia Business Leaders Show Support for House Republicans

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Standing united in support of policies that help people in need, encourage job creation and promote sustainable economic growth, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Republican Majority Caucus Chairman Samuel A. “Sam” Nixon, Jr. (R-Chesterfield) today joined with business owners and employers from across Virginia to detail the positive impact on job retention … Read More

New Briefing on Unemployment Insurance Announced

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Speaker Howell and Virginia Business Owners to Hold News Briefing on Unemployment Insurance WHAT:    Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell and House Republican Majority Caucus Chairman Samuel A. “Sam” Nixon, Jr., will join business owners and employers from around the Commonwealth to highlight how recent actions by General Assembly Republicans have helped workers as well as … Read More


VA House GOPCampaigns & Elections, Featured

On April 18th, Chris Stolle will kick-off his bid to be the next representative for the people in the 83rd House of Delegates district.  The event will be held at the Haygood Point Park. WHAT:    Campaign Kick Off Pig Pickin’ Chris Stolle will speak at the park, joined by his family and local elected officials. WHO:      Dr. Chris Stolle Introduction … Read More

Republicans Override Governor Amendments

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Republicans in the Virignia House of Delegates overrode one of Governor Kaines vetos which would have forced the state to accept a federal stimilus money that had many strings attached.  The money intended to help unemployment insurance would have been very detrimental to small businesses throughout the state.  Many local Chambers of Commerce voice their opposition to the Governor’s veto. … Read More

House of Delegates Completes 2009 Session

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House Republicans remained focused on legislation geared towards creating jobs, protecting health care and education as well as promoting good energy policy. The session concluded with completing the reconvene session during which six of Governor Kaine’s vetos were overridden. Republican led legislation will help steer Virginia back towards prosperity. Speaker Bill Howell had this to say at the end of … Read More