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Bell Sounds from the 20th – July 22

July 22, 2011 I hope you are all enjoying this summer weather and you’re staying cool! I wanted to check in with you and let you know about a few things that have been going on locally and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may   → Read the full story

Bell Sounds from the 20th – March 4

The 2011 General Assembly Session adjourned “sine die” on Sunday, February 27, one day later than the scheduled adjournment date. I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on the final budget that was approved by the General Assembly on Sunday. I believe this budget was a victory for Virginia.  The Budget Conferees   → Read the full story

Bell Sounds from the 20th – Understanding the Vote

There is a great deal of confusion surrounding House Bill 1447, a bill that recently passed in the General Assembly this week.  I would like to help clarify some of this confusion, and help some of you understand my vote. House Bill 1447 would allow income tax credits for individuals and businesses for qualified research   → Read the full story

Bell Sounds from the 20th – February 18, 2011

With only one week remaining, we are heading into the final stretch of the 2011 General Assembly Session. Delegates and Senators are working overtime to ensure the final passage of their bills through both chambers. Sometimes it is as easy as simply accepting changes made by the other chamber, or it can be as hard   → Read the full story

Bell Sounds from the 20th – February 4

With Crossover only a few days away, the pace at the General Assembly has reached a sprint as we work to complete action on all House Bills. Crossover, which falls on Tuesday, February 8 this year, is the last day that the House of Delegates can act on a House Bill. On Wednesday, all bills   → Read the full story

Bell Sounds from the 20th – January 28th

Bell Sounds from the 20th The wintery weather here in Richmond wasn’t enough to stop us from doing the people’s business this week.  Among committee meetings, presentation of bills to committees, longer floor sessions, and the number of groups that are visiting us, the days seem to be flying by very quickly now that we   → Read the full story

Bell Sounds from the 20th, Second Week of Session

Bell Sounds from the 20th Introduction As the first full week of session is now complete, we have started to make some progress in tackling over 1,300 house bills and resolutions that have been introduced in the House for this 46 day “short” Session. While it sounds like a large number of bills, we have   → Read the full story

Bell Sounds from the 20th – January Edition

January 4, 2011 Joint Town Hall Meeting with Delegates Cline and Landes Please join me on Thursday, January 6 for a joint Town Hall meeting in Stuarts Draft.  We will be meeting in the auditorium at Guy Stump Elementary School at 115 Draft Avenue in Stuarts Draft.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.  I   → Read the full story

Bell Sounds from the 20th – November Edition

November 24, 2010 Town Hall Meetings I will be holding a pre-session Town Hall meeting on Thursday, December 2 at 6:00 pm.  This meeting will be held in the Smith West room of the Augusta County Government Center.  I hope that you will come out with questions, comments, and concerns.  I will use your feedback   → Read the full story

Bell Sounds from the 20th: October Edition

In This Edition: 2010 Elections House of Delegates Art Contest Local Medical Centers ABC Privatization Tea Party Convention “In God We Trust” License Plate Office Hours Ask the Delegate Poll Results Donate Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you in any way. Our District Office phone number is 540-332-3998, or you can   → Read the full story