Va. General Assembly to consider recommendations of task force on sex assault
May 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Virginia General Assembly next year will likely take up some of the recommendations a state task force made to
help sexual assault victims on college campuses and to help prevent assaults. Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun, said he expects lawmakers
to “pull some ideas” from the recommendations made Thursday by the task force.
Senator Dick Black on FOX 5 DC
The surprising singling out of Loudoun Coutny lawmaker Richard Black is found in the latest issue of an ISIS-published magazine.
Why did one of the most reviled terrorist groups in the world target a local Virginia politician?
FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald spoke with the senator....
Senator Black's Legislative Wrap Up
What a difference a year makes. Last year, at this time, the General Assembly was deadlocked. With a Democrat majority in the
Senate and a Republican majority in the House, there was no end in sight to a budget stalemate that ultimately dragged on until mid-June.
Dick Black's Chaplain Protection Bill Signed Into Law!
New Virginia law protects chaplains from censorship
Friday, March 20, 2015
RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed into law a bill protecting Virginia National Guard chaplains from censorship —
a measure similar to one he vetoed last year.
Senate Bill 690 states that “the religious content of sermons, homilies, preaching, religious messages, or other speeches
within religious services made by chaplains of the Virginia National Guard … or of the Virginia Defense Force shall not be
censored or restricted by any state government official or agency.”
House, Senate approve sexual assault bills
February 12, 2015
The House and Senate passed nearly identical omnibus legislation Tuesday designed to hold sexual offenders on college campuses accountable.
Both chambers approved scaled-back versions of mandatory reporting bills, which initially would have required faculty or staff members to
report information on assaults directly to law enforcement.
As passed 97-3 by the House of Delegates and 38-0 by the Senate, the legislation instead establishes campus Title IX coordinators as the intermediaries for reporting.
The compromise addresses concerns about victim confidentiality while conforming the proposals to U.S. Department of Education regulations that address how colleges respond to sex discrimination.
VA Lawmakers Taking on Common Core Educational System
February 10, 2015
RICHMOND, Va (WVIR) - The controversial "Common Core" education standards put in place by the majority of other states -
but not Virginia - could soon be even less likely to come to the commonwealth.
Conservative Caucus agenda supports bills that lower taxes, strengthen gun rights
January 21, 2015
The Virginia Conservative Caucus, co-chaired by Del. Ben Cline, released a new agenda Wednesday in support of bills to lower taxes,
limit government, strengthen gun rights and promote school choice. Cline, R-Rockbridge, called it an exhaustive platform designed to
highlight positive conservative goals — including job creation, protecting families and defending personal freedom — as well as push back
against Democrats in power.
McAuliffe wants to reinstate Va. gun sale restrictions
December 15, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – During their final debate in the 2014 Virginia gubernatorial race, Ken Cuccinelli scoffed that his Democratic opponent had flunked a test of character – namely,
that Terry McAuliffe received a grade of “F” from the National Rifle Association.
McAuliffe quick-fired a stunning rebuttal, more or less putting his election prospects where his mouth is. “I don’t CARE what grade I got from the NRA,” he said.
School Leaders, Lawmakers Debate Fees For Busing, Kindergarten
Friday, December 5, 2014 3:45pm
Loudoun County School Board members this morning got a chance to tell legislators why they want state law changed to
allow them to charge for full-day kindergarten and student transportation.
Fight to keep canceled health plans continues in Virginia
November 12, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. – The fight over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — or ObamaCare for short — never seems to end.
Virginia’s Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment has introduced two separate bills with the same goal — making sure heath insurance
companies can continue health insurance plans otherwise discontinued by President Obama’s signature health care law.