By the time her current term ends late in 2019, state Sen. Janet Howell will have served 28 years in Richmond.
And she says she’s ready to spend at least four more there.
Howell (D-32nd) confirmed at a recent session in McLean plans to run for an eighth term. She was first elected in 1991 in a district that has varied in shape over the years, but currently includes portions of Fairfax and Arlington counties.
In remarks during a forum sponsored by the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, Howell expressed happiness with the performance of Gov. Northam.
Each year it takes me a couple weeks to process what happened during the legislative session. This year is no exception.
Please join me at one of two upcoming Post Legislative Session Town Hall meetings for a report on the 2017 General Assembly session:
Monday, April 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
With Delegate Ken Plum at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
1609 Washington Plaza North
Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.- 12 noon
With Senator Barbara Favola and Delegates Rip Sullivan and Patrick Hope
TJ Middle School
125 S. Old Glebe Road
The 2017 General Assembly session is officially over! In January and February we passed 1,773 bills and resolutions, including the budget. Governor McAuliffe reviewed them all and sent us 83 amendments to bills, 27 amendments to the budget, and 40 vetoes. Unlike Congress, the Virginia General Assembly works efficiently!
Our Governor stuck with his -- and my -- principles on both the budget and laws.
The 2017 General Assembly session ended Saturday, so I have had almost two days to process what happened. It was a very strange session -- we accomplished a lot that was constructive but we also passed a lot of destructive nonsense.
Eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award that recognizes legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly. Award recipients for 2016 are Senator George L. Barker (D-Fairfax County); Delegate M. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna); Delegate Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington County); Senator Janet D. Howell (D-Fairfax County); Delegate Matthew James (D-Portsmouth); Senator Stephen D. Newman (RLynchburg); Senator William M.
As we approach the end of the 2016 session , I want to report to you on both the final budget and the selection of a Supreme Court justice. The budget is something I am proud to be associated with. The Supreme Court debacle is a disgrace.
As you may remember from a recent e-newsletter, a major compromise has been reached on the I-66 transmodal project. Design Public Hearings had been scheduled in January and February but were not held due to inclement weather. Those hearings have now been scheduled for the following dates and locations:
(All hearing times are 6-8 pm. A brief presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Monday, March 7, 2016
Washington-Lee High School Cafeteria
1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Barring last-minute hiccups, the Arlington County government now appears likely to get back its taxing authority for tourism promotion.
Measures to end the five-year moratorium on the taxing authority continue to move forward in Richmond:
Published Thursday, February 24, 2016 7:00 am
The House of Delegates’ Committee on Finance has OK’d a Senate bill giving Arlington back its ability to levy a surtax on hotel stays to pay for tourism. But the approval was conditioned on an amendment that could complicate the bill’s path to success.
Committee members voted 15-7 in support of a measure by state Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd) to restore the taxing authority, which had been stripped in 2011.
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