Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Chamber gave Albo and 28 other legislators an "A".
Del. Dave Albo (D-42) was given three awards last week for his 2013 voting record by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The chamber awarded Albo an the “A” with the Champion of Free Enterprise Award, a legal reform advocate award and an economic competitiveness award. “Businesses create jobs, and if we want more jobs and higher paying jobs, we need to help businesses thrive," said Albo. "I am proud to do my part to keep Virginia the best state to do business, and, therefore, the best place to raise a family." The Chamber hosted its 2013 Legislative Awards Reception and Dinner at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner on May 8, 2013. Albo was praised for writing the state transportation funding bill, which will generate $880 million in new …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The bill will generate $880 million for statewide transportation projects, and Northern Virginia is guaranteed a piece.
The recently passed state transportation funding bill isn't perfect, but it was reached through compromise - that was the message conveyed Tuesday night by local members of the Virginia General Assembly to the South County Federation. "The bill is pretty bullet proof," said Del. Dave Albo (D-42), a House representative on the transportation bill conference committee. "And if the money is not use for roads, the bill stipulates that all the revenue sources cease to exist… There's going to be some things in there you don't like, there are some things I don't like. It's not a perfect plan." The transportation bill will generate $880 million in new revenue for state roadway projects, and Fairfax County will see $47.6 million annually and the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
It's now a County responsibility to clean up signs in medians and near roads managed by the Commonwealth.
Tired of seeing all those illegally placed signs on the median during election season? A recently-passed bill in the Virginia General Assembly has given localities in Virginia the ability to clean up local signs and fine offenders up to $100. “Not only is this a safety issue, but it is a quality of life issue. If you live near a neighborhood with 15 signs at intersection that say ‘We buy houses’ or ‘We clean gutters,’ it looks horrible and reduces our property values,” said Delegate Dave Albo (R-42), who sponsored the bill. According to House Bill 34: Any person who in any manner paints, prints, places, puts or affixes any sign or advertisement upon or to any rock, stone, tree, fence, stump, pole, mile-board, milestone, danger-sign, …
Friday, February 15, 2013
With 10 days left in the 2013 Virginia General Assembly session, Fairfax Sen. Janet Howell and Del. Dave Albo join working group to hammer out transportation deal.
Friday, February 15
By Whitney Spicer, Capital News Service A conference committee of 10 legislators in the State Capitol has less than a week-and-a-half to hammer out a compromise between House and Senate versions of a bill that would increase transportation funding for the Commonwealth. The committee was named Wednesday after the Senate passed a version of House Bill 2313, a bill that differs greatly from a proposal approved by delegates last week. The group will have eight Republicans and two Democrats — including Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax). Republican Del. Dave Albo (Lorton, Springfield) was also appointed to the group. Virginia's Republican Governor Bob McDonnell said he would sign a bill into law that is “a fiscally responsible plan.” “We must act…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Area lawmakers head to Richmond.
The Virginia General Assembly will convene at noon Wednesday for its 2013 session. In odd-numbered years, the General Assembly meets for 30 days, with the option to extend the session for a maximum of another 30 days. The General Assembly consists of the House of Delegates with 100 members and the Senate with 40 members. The 140 elected representatives are from an equal number of constituent districts across the Commonwealth. Lorton and Fairfax Station's representatives are: Virginia Senate 2013 Senator George Barker Member since 2008 Democrat District 39: Prince William, Fairfax and greater Alexandria Committees: Education and Health, General Laws and Technology, Rehabilitation and Social Services Senator Toddy Puller Member since 1999…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The new temporary boss at Gunston Hall Plantation has his hands full.
Patrick Ladden, who was named interim-Director of the 550-acre home of founding father George Mason in September, will lead the organization into the spring, and, perhaps, summer months as the Board of Regents hires his full-time replacement. "My intention is to stay at Gunston Hall for a brief period, until a replacement is here," Ladden told Patch from his office. "We can't continue to accept that lower attendance is the norm, and the way to do that is through more programming, better programming and better outreach to schools. And I'd say we're already doing a fantastic job of preservation here. That mansion is fantastic, and this property is beautiful." Ladden, who currently teaches museum management at the Corcoran College of Art and…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The governor signed 13 pieces of legislation into law that deal with human trafficking, protecting victims of domestic violence and enhancing campus safety.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed into law 13 pieces of legislation Tuesday geared toward enhancing campus safety, protecting and supporting victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other violent crimes, at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The visit was part of his "Virginia: Growing Strong" statewide tour. The audience at the Ernst Cultural Center all stood as the McDonnell was introduced by NOVA Community College President Dr. Robert Templin, Jr. before he addressed the audience. “As a father of five, human trafficking and crimes of sexual abuse are a parent’s worst nightmare,” McDonnell said to a crowd comprised of 150 local elected officials, NOVA students and faculty, the Governor's Domestic…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Lorton-area Delegate Dave Albo is sponsoring a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates on the issue.
Should Virginia State Police be able to "perform federal immigration law-enforcement functions" in the Commonwealth? Northern Virginia Del. Dave Albo's (R-42) House Bill 1001, which has passed in the House, would enter the state into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Following an arrest, state police officers would be able to check a suspect's immigration status. Virginia isn't the only state to consider such a measure. A federal appeals court in Georgia tomorrow is hearing arguments related to immigration-checking laws in Georgia and Alabama. Central questions in those cases relate to whether a state is allowed to make such laws, or if those immigration is an area reserved for federal enforcement.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Things could get a little bumpy.
Although this winter hasn't been nearly as hard on area roadways as winters past, many residents are dodging potholes on secondary roads in their neighborhoods. Clearly, Northern Virginia's secondary roadways need ongoing maintenance, but Virginia Department of Transportation maintenance funds have run dry. Local lawmakers are frustrated over the problem, and some are wrestling with the ramifications of taking the responsibility from the state. "Some secondary roads in [Fairfax] County haven't gotten attention in 15 years, and we have a huge system of roadways," said Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland (D). "When are those people in Richmond going to adequately fund transportation funding in Northern Virginia before it's …
Friday, February 24, 2012
In House floor monologue, Del. Albo says Del. Englin's appearance on Rachel Maddow show killed the mood between Albo and his wife Tuesday night
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) asked Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria) for an apology on the House floor Friday, blaming Englin's appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show on Tuesday for spoiling intimacy with Albo's wife that night. According to Albo, he drove home to Fairfax County after the "contentious debate" on Tuesday over ultrasound bill SB484 to see his wife and child. After he read his boy to sleep, he went into the living room to spend time with his wife in front of their big screen television. Albo brought her some red wine, put on some "theme music" and turned on the Redskins channel. "Now I know you think that's weird," Albo said. "But my wife loves the Redskins more than me." On the way to finding the Redskins channel, Albo …