Monday, July 2, 2012
List of resources from Supervisor Cathy Hudgins.
Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins says the Hunter Mill District office is working hard to help citizens recover after Friday's storm. "Though you may have yet to see a repair truck in your area, be assured Dominion Power crews are working to restore the power," Hudgins said in an email to constituents Monday. "Priority is given to get the substations running along with the emergency facilities such as police department, fire departments, and heat relief stations. Things to know: Traffic Update *the list is subject to change as crews make repairs If my office can be of assistance to you, please get in touch – 703-478-0283 or email@example.com
Friday, February 10, 2012
Government needs to embrace spirit of innovation in order for America to regain its place in the world economy, Republican presidential candidate says.
America was founded on the spirit of innovation, but if it does not recapture some of that thinking, its economic power may be a thing of the past. That was the main message of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as he spoke to nearly 1,000 people at the Hyatt Regency Reston on Friday. The breakfast session was sponsored by the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Consumer Electronics Association as part of NVTC's Presidential Series. "Where did America's culture of prosperity come from?" former Massachusetts Gov. Romney asked. "The first settlers left lives that they were comfortable with to make a better life. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence said our rights don't come from government, but from God and…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Legislation mandates that women seeking abortion must have procedure. Meanwhile, see Sen. Janet Howell's (D-Reston) impassioned speech about gender equity.
The Republican-led Virginia Senate passed a bill Wednesday by a vote of 21-18 that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion. The Senate, which for years had killed similar measures, voted largely along party lines. The House of Delegates, also heavily Republican, has passed the bill in previous sessions and is expected to do so again. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has said he would sign the measure. To read more details and analysis on the decision, read this story from The Washington Post. Senate Democrats said this is another measure aimed at chipping away at a woman's right to choose in Virginia. Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) earlier this week attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Education, uranium mining and budget on legislators' and citizens' minds as 2012 General Assembly session approaches.
Citizens came to the Reston Community Center on Thursday to tell Sen. Janet Howell (D-32) and Del. Ken Plum (D-36) what is on their mind as the 2012 Virginia General Assembly session begins next week. The longtime legislators host this public meeting annually to get a feel for what constituents are thinking. Howell and Plum will be busy at the 60-day session. There are some 3,000 bills — as well as the $85 billion budget for 2012-14 — on the docket. Howell, in her sixth term, is part of a Senate that is split evenly among Democrats and Republicans, with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) purportedly being able to cast the deciding vote. Howell says she is looking forward to meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus to figure out Bolling's limits…