Friday, April 26, 2013
The town hall meeting will take place Friday, May 3, in Fairfax County.
State delegates Tim Hugo, Barbara Comstock, will host a town hall meeting on May 3 with U.S. Rep Frank Wolf and a panel of local experts, federal and state officials. The event aims to educate the community about human sex trafficking in Virginia, how the commonwealth is cracking down on this crime and how Virginians can increase awareness of the threat posed in the area. The Human Trafficking Forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, Community Hall, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Hosts also include the Richmond Justice Initiative. Panelists are Comstock, Courtney Gaskins with Youth For Tomorrow, Hugo, Sara Pomeroy with the Richmond Justice Initiative, Wolf, Fairfax County police detective Bill …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Del. Surovell and Del. Hugo will appear in the premier of 'How the States Got Their Shapes.'
Virginia Delegates Scott Surovell (D-44th District) and Tim Hugo (R-40th District) will make cameos in the H2 show (Historical Network Television from The History Channel) How the States Got Their Shapes on Saturday night. How the States Got Their Shapes will premier on Saturday night on H2. In this clip, Surovell faces off against Hugo, answering questions about Red States and Blue States. How the States Got Their Shapes will premier on H2 at 10 p.m. Check your local listings for more details.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
New law requires that hospitals, under certain conditions, educate patients and families about post-charge treatment and services.
Alicia Lannes lost her battle with a heroin addiction on a chilly March morning four years ago—but her family hopes that a new law inspired by her memory will save other lives. Since his 19-year-old daughter's death of an overdose, Greg Lannes, his family and other neighbors affected by drug abuse have devoted countless hours to educating parents, teens and neighbors about the dangers of drug abuse. But Lannes believed there was more work to be done. "We felt that another thing Alicia would want us to do is point others in the right direction," said Lannes, a Centreville resident. A new law, "Alicia's Compass," recently passed unanimously in the Virginia House and Senate. When minor patients are discharged, hospitals must provide …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Some Virginia lawmakers are pushing for more relaxed rules on public notices. Others are concerned that proposed rules will make it more difficult for taxpayers to keep tabs on their money.
A number of Virginia lawmakers are promoting bills which would allow local governments to put more public notices online instead of in newspapers. One bill—which delegates Tim Hugo (R-40th district), Jim LeMunyon (R-67th district) and David Bulova (D-37th district) voted in favor of on Tuesday—would allow local governments to place information about bids for public projects on a government website instead of in newspapers, The Virginian-Pilot reported. The House of Delegates passed the bill by a vote of 78-21. Another bill reduces the amount of information that must be published in an ad about a timeshare foreclosure. The House passed that bill 98-2. Proponents of the bills argue that relaxed regulations will save localities much-needed …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
At least a half-dozen bills before the Virginia General Assembly are causing alarm among voting rights activists.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
By Zack Budryk Capital News Service RICHMOND – At least a half-dozen bills before the Virginia General Assembly are causing alarm among voting rights activists. They see the proposals as part of a broader trend in state legislatures across country. Last year, lawmakers in states such as Ohio, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Tennessee passed laws requiring voters to show more identification before voting. Critics say those laws disenfranchise low-income, elderly and student voters. “There is legislation [in the assembly] that will erect barriers to people registering to vote, get in a ballot or even trying to assist somebody else who’s voting,” said Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, who chairs the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. Delegate …