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The Latest Updates on the Arlington/Alexandria Potomac Oil Spill

February 8, 2016Blog Post
  • The US Coast Guard is expected to complete its analysis comparing the Dominion Power mineral oil spilled from their transformer at 18th and Fern to the oil found in Roaches Run and the Potomac either today or tomorrow.
  • About 11 am yesterday (Sunday), a US Coast Guard field team identified possible new sheening near the 6th Street outfall. 
  • Sunday afternoon, the US Coast Guard, the Dept. of Environmental Quality, and the Arlington Fire Dept inspected a number of manholes upgradient of the outfall but found no evidence of oil.
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Joint Town Hall with Senator Adam Ebbin

February 4, 2016Blog Post

This Saturday, February 6th from 2 to 3:30 pm, please join Senator Adam Ebbin and me for a joint Town Hall Meeting at Mount Vernon School (2601 Commonwealth Avenue).

We are looking forward to giving you the details on what's happening in Richmond, hearing your concerns, and learning how we can better serve you.

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Marijuana decriminalization bills fail in House subcommittee

January 29, 2016News Clip

Virginia won’t be relaxing its laws against marijuana possession after several bills that would have lowered penalties for simple possession failed to advance Monday from a House of Delegates subcommittee.

Under current law, being caught with a small amount of marijuana is punishable by a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail. Two Democratic lawmakers filed bills to make simple possession a civil violation that would still carry fines, but would no longer be treated as a crime carrying the prospect of jail time.

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House Republicans Double Down Against Paid Family and Medical Leave

January 28, 2016Press ReleaseTable Delegate Levine's Bill in Party-Line Vote


CONTACT: Jacqueline Hixson, 770 362 2408

RICHMOND - This afternoon, the House Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2 blocked legislation that would help employers allow workers to continue to earn a portion of their pay while they take time away from work due to pregnancy, a serious health condition, or to care for a family member or newborn.

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City's Legislative Agenda Arrives In Richmond

January 28, 2016News ClipAlexandria Begins Statewide Push

The Virginia General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session got underway January 13, and in its agenda for this year, the City of Alexandria emphasized its support for issues that would affect all of Northern Virginia while also encouraging state legislators to ensure the city does not lose out on transportation funding in this year’s budget.

The city’s legislative agenda, a laundry list of policy initiatives, is divided into several sections: fiscal issues, transportation, human services, public safety, voting, the environment and other issues.

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