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HB 1030 Bill Signing

June 28, 2016Blog Post

Last month, I joined the League of Women Voters and other Virginia voting rights organizations to observe the ceremonial signing of my election officials training bill, HB 1030. I introduced this bill to make sure the Commonwealth meets its responsibility to maintain fair and efficient elections. We cannot continue to dictate new regulations to our localities without providing them with adequate tools to implement them.

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Governor McAuliffe restores the right to vote for over 200,000 Virginians

May 9, 2016Blog Post

This spring, Governor McAuliffe launched an historic action to restore the right to vote for over 200,000 Virginians through his executive authority, spelled out in Article V, Section 12 of the Virginia Constitution. Virginia is one of only four states that do not have an automatic process for the restoration of rights for felons who have paid their debt to society.

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Mount Vernon: Burgundy School Celebrates 70th Anniversary on Earth Day

April 29, 2016News ClipSickles and Burgundy alum Krizek read proclamation.

Clumps of students, from kindergarteners to eighth-graders, gradually emerged from the woods to fill up a scenic outdoor amphitheater that serves as the Burgundy Farm Country Day School’s assembly hall. They gathered on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day and the school’s 70th anniversary.

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Virginia's Bioscience Budget

April 13, 2016Blog Post

One of sequestration’s biggest “losers” was the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which was required to cut 5 percent across the board. Although this was a drop in the bucket compared to the approximately $85.4 billion in spending authority reductions for FY 13, it took a considerable toll.

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Delegate Sickles and Senator Ebbin Provide Legislative Updates to the Montebello Condominium Association

March 22, 2016Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – Last night, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) and Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) addressed citizens at the Montebello Community Center about the 2016 General Assembly. They covered a variety of subjects, ranging from the new FY17-FY18 Biennium budget, updates on car title lending legislation, proffer reform, and other critical issues.

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