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Senator’s bill on organ donations is half-way home

A local state senator’s effort to promote organ donation has made it halfway through the legislative process. The state Senate on a 38-0 vote has passed a measure by Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax) to require that employers with more than...

Senator set to trade in sprawling district for compact one

As she prepares to trade in a sprawling district for a compact one, state Sen. Barbara Favola says she plans to continue giving it her all for her soon-to-be-former constituents. “I am a solid, solid vote” for progressive values while...

Senator: My district is changing, not my values

As she prepares to trade in a sprawling district for a compact one, state Sen. Barbara Favola says that while geography may be changing, her core values are not. “I am a solid, solid vote” for progressive values while having...

Veteran state Sen. Ebbin picks up intra-party challenge

Arlington voters in the area immediately surrounding Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will have a Democratic primary for state Senate on the agenda this spring. Attorney James DeVita on Jan. 4 launched a bid to unseat state Sen. Adam Ebbin...

Ebbin moves over to chair different Senate committee

State Sen. Adam Ebbin has been tapped to serve as chair of the Senate General Laws and Technology Committee. “I look forward to this new responsibility,” Ebbin said in a statement. “The General Laws committee entertains legislation crucial to many longstanding...

Veteran legislator looks back … and also to the future

When she began her run up the political ladder with a quest – initially unsuccessful – for local office, “being a woman didn’t really enter into my thinking.” After all, said Mary Margaret Whipple, women had comprised a healthy percentage...

Arlington legislators score high marks in Sierra Club ranking

Gomer Pyle could be excused for not being particularly sur-prise, sur-prise, sur-prised at how Arlington’s seven-member legislative delegation performed in the Sierra Club Virginia chapter’s recently released scorecard of votes taken during the 2022 General Assembly session. All seven scored...

Arlington GOP thinking ahead to state Senate races

Even as they work to determine their candidates for 2022 elections, Arlington Republicans are looking ahead to state Senate races in 2023. Matthew Hurtt, the local GOP’s communications chairman, recently sent out a missive reminding the rank-and-file that the Republican...

State Senate lauds longtime Arlington legislative liaison

Before leaving Richmond in mid-March, members of the state Senate paused to present an “attaboy” to Arlington’s longtime legislative liaison to the General Assembly. Patricia Carroll represented the county government in Richmond from 2006 to 2021. “With her proactive and...

Local legislators split on bill to restrain governor’s power

Five of Arlington’s seven-member General Assembly delegation voted in support of a measure that will limit the power of governors to act unilaterally for an indeterminate period in a crisis. Legislation sponsored by state Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Roanoke) on March...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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