Thu April 12, 2012
General Assembly 2012 - What Did They Do That Affects You?
So, of the proposals that passed and are now on the Governor’s desk for his approval or veto, which ones are most likely to affect you?
There was an historic dispute over the budget.
And of course the debate that went national about pre-abortion ultrasounds.
But there were also some three thousand additional measures considered by Virginia lawmakers in this year’s regular session of the General Assembly.
Ben Cline, J.D.- Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 24th District, including the cities of Buena Vista and Lexington, the counties of Bath and Rockbridge, plus portions of Amherst and Augusta.
Anita Kumar - Richmond-based political reporter for The Washington Post.
Robert North Roberts, J.D., Ph.D. - Government Policy Specialist. Author of numerous books on American politics, among them -- Ethics in U.S. Government (Greenwood), The Public Integrity Wars (Praeger), Public Journalism and Political Knowledge (Rowman & Littlefield), and Encyclopedia of Presidential Campaigns (Greenwood). Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, James Madison University.
David Toscano, J.D. Ph.D.- Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 57th District, which includes the city of Charlottesville and portions of the county of Albemarle. Democratic Party Minority Leader in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Creigh Deeds, J.D. - Democratic member of the Virginia Senate representing the 25th District, which includes the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, and Lexington; the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Nelson, and Rockbridge as well as a portion of Albemarle.
Emmett Hanger, M.B.A. - Republican member of the Virginia Senate representing the 24th District, which includes the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro; the counties of Augusta, Green, and Madison as well as portions of Augusta, Culpepper and Rockingham.