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Signs of Political Campaigns Crop Up Along The Road

These signs are not the normal roadside attraction. A simple drive down U.S. 250 between Waynesboro and Staunton this time of year reveals clusters ofpolitical signs advertising candidates for the local and General Assembly elections. Smaller signs advertise local elections, while House 20 Del. Dickie Bell forked over the cash for several 4-foot-by-8-foot behemoths advertising his re-election bid. The Bell signs jump   → Read the full story

Legislators Discuss All Mental Health

Mental health issues were the topic of conversation Monday evening at the sixth annual Legislative Forum on mental health. On hand to speak to the audience were Del. Dickie Bell, Del. Ben Cline, Del Steve Landes, Sen. Emmett Hanger, Debbie Garrett representing Rep. Bob Goodlatte and House of Representative’s candidate Laura Kleiner. Read More: Legislators   → Read the full story

State Efforts for Disabled Draw Criticism

FISHERSVILLE — A local advocate for people with intellectual disabilities says ideas put forth so far by state officials to improve community based services to people with intellectual disabilities fall far short of addressing problems highlighted by a federal letter of complaint. Addressing state legislators at a forum on mental health and disabilities Monday, Glenn   → Read the full story

Allen Gets Valley Endorsements

U.S. Senate Republican hopeful George Allen received endorsements Friday from the Shenandoah Valley legislative delegation. Allen is seeking a return to Washington in the fall of 2012 when he is likely to vie against another former governor, Tim Kaine, for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jim Webb. Read More – Allen Gets Valley   → Read the full story

AARP Chapter Has Monthly Meeting

The AARP Gypsy Hill Chapter 3972 met Aug. 9 at Rowe’s Family Restaurant. President Jean Sullenberger welcomed everyone. Bobbie Meyerhoeffer gave the invocation followed by singing “America, the Beautiful” and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. After lunch, Richard P. “Dickie” Bell was the guest speaker. Read More: AARP Chapter Has Monthly Meeting – The News   → Read the full story

Fundraising on Track for Lawmakers from Staunton, Valley

The money just keeps on flowing to area legislators’ war chests, but the flood may have crested and even started to ebb, their latest campaign finance reports to the State Board of Elections show. Though some are unopposed, and the rest face challengers with limited funds, legislators representing the southern Shenandoah Valley still take in   → Read the full story

Statement Regarding FY 2011 Budget Surplus

STAUNTON, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell today issued the following statement in response to Governor Bob McDonnell’s announcement of FY 2011 surplus figures. . “I am very pleased with the Governor’s announcement of the surplus figures. Over the last two years, House Republicans have worked with the McDonnell administration to cut unnecessary government   → Read the full story

Speaker Howell Welcomes $6 million in Legislative Branch Savings

Speaker Howell Welcomes $6 million in Legislative Branch Savings RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today welcome legislative actions that return over $6 million in legislative branch savings to the general fund by June 30, 2011. The Joint Rules Committee, which the Speaker chairs, voted this morning to return   → Read the full story

2011 Law Changes

Click here to see the important law changes from the 2011 Session.  Unless otherwise indicated, the laws will go into effect July 1, 2011.

Bell seeks 2nd term, talks jobs, education

The 40-plus people inside Initial Inspiration in downtown Waynesboro on Thursday were some of the new constituents Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell will have to court to win a second term in the General Assembly. Nearly half of the 20th District population represented by Bell, R-Staunton, will be new to him as he tries to   → Read the full story