Del. Mullin kicks off re-election campaign for the 93rd

(Courtesy Mike Mullin for House of Delegates/Katherine Sparks)

Delegate Mike Mullin announced his re-election campaign Tuesday morning just three days after the General Assembly adjourned until April.  The freshman Democratic lawmaker currently represents Williamsburg, parts of Newport News, York and James City Counties in the House of Delegates handedly won election last November after beating Republican nominee Heather Cordasco. Mullin said if he wins re-election […]

Del. Mullin introduces bills aimed at removing derelict vehicles, reshaping City housing commission

(Courtesy Mike Mullin for House of Delegates/Katherine Sparks)

Sixty-three days after Mike Mullin was elected Delegate for the 93rd District of the House of Delegates, Mullin has introduced legislation to the General Assembly that will fulfill two very different requests from the City of Williamsburg and James City County. One of the proposed bills will allow James City County to address its ongoing […]

Virginia Officials Reach Compromise on Gun Laws

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and more than two dozen other officials announced a bipartisan agreement on gun laws. (Photo by Rachel Beatrice/Capital News Service)

RICHMOND – State officials from both political parties have reached a sweeping compromise on gun laws that would continue Virginia’s agreements with other states regarding concealed carry permits, prevent the subjects of protective orders from possessing guns and encourage, but not require, background checks at gun shows. Gov. Terry McAuliffe – accompanied by Democratic and […]

Norment to Media: Get Used to ‘No Comment’

State Sen. Tommy Norment (R-3rd District)

RICHMOND – The Virginia General Assembly opened Wednesday, introducing 18 novice legislators, squabbling briefly across party lines and courting a fight with the media. The press tables located on the Senate floor as recently as Tuesday afternoon were no longer available for use by the press. According to published reports, Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment, […]

Historic Triangle Legislators Talk Budget, Transportation at Forum

Karen Riordan, president of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance (far left) welcomes the audience to the legislative forum Jan. 6, which included Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Dist. 3), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Dist. 96), Sen. John Miller (D-Dist. 1) and Del. Monty Mason (D-Dist. 93). (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

Legislators representing the Historic Triangle in the Virginia General Assembly shared their outlook for the upcoming session during a forum hosted by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. The forum, which took place Wednesday at the Williamsburg Regional Library, included Sen. John Miller (D-Dist. 1), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Dist. 3), Del. Monty Mason (D-Dist. 93), and […]

Tax Exemption, Education Funding Among JCC’s 2016 Legislative Priorities


The James City County Board of Supervisors and the county’s representatives in the General Assembly identified five priority items for the upcoming legislative session during a work session last week. Board members discussed a variety of items included in a draft 2016 legislative program prepared by county attorney Michelle Gowdy, but they asked state Sen. […]