House of Delegates passes emergency electric utility regulation change

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The Virginia House of Delegates passed emergency legislation Monday to make changes to Virginia’s electric utility regulation law. The legislation, carried by Delegate Terry Kilgore (R-Scott) will eliminate renewable portfolio standard (RPS) adders and streamline how the State Corporation Commission reviews the base rate cases of Dominion Power and Appalachian Power, Virginia’s two largest investor-owned electric utilities.   “House Bill … Read More

House Republicans Highlight Success of Legislative Agenda at End of 2011 Session

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RICHMOND, VA – Highlighting the legislative achievements of the 60-member strong House Republican Majority Caucus in delivering real reforms and forward-looking investments to address the concerns of the Commonwealth, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today highlighted the positive results of the policy initiatives advanced by House Republicans this year. After cutting fees, reducing authorized debt, investing … Read More

House GOP Efforts on Offshore Oil & Gas Pay Off

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The Federal Government removed another barrier to development of Virginia’s offshore energy resources today, vindicating efforts led by the House Republican Caucus to enhance Virginia law on exploration and development and to dedicate revenue realized from future development to transportation. See Speaker Howell’s statement on this news.

Republicans Highlight Success at Session Midpoint

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Majority Caucus Chairman Samuel A. “Sam” Nixon, Jr. (R-Chesterfield) today highlighted the many legislative successes so far by members of the Republican Majority Caucus through the halfway point of the 2010 Session of the Virginia General Assembly.  The announcement comes at the 2010 session’s midway mark, commonly referred to … Read More

US News & World Report: Time for Virginia to Drill, Baby, Drill

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Time for Virginia to Drill, Baby, Drill August 31, 2009 05:21 PM ET By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog The ongoing economic crisis has states scrambling for new sources of revenue to fill the holes in their annual budgets. Spending cuts, while popular in the abstract, are almost always unpopular among the constituents and interests groups whose spending it … Read More

House Republicans Approve Comprehensive Alternative Energy and Conservation Package

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In the latest announcement by House Republicans of practical solutions to improve the economic climate in the Commonwealth, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Delegates Terry G. Kilgore (R-Scott), Clarke N. Hogan (R-Halifax) and John A. Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) today applauded the final approval of a comprehensive package of legislation that will promote energy conservation … Read More