Thursday, March 21, 2013
Barker spoke to residents Wednesday at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield.
Virginia Sen. George Barker (D-39th) says that the 2013 Virginia General Assembly session was a success, due in large part to the passage of a transportation bill that will bring $800 million in annual revenue to the Commonwealth. “The transportation bill will provide tremendous revenues to help us move forward long-term,” said Barker, who spoke Wednesday to 85 residents at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield. House Bill 2313 will generate $880 million in new revenue for state roadway projects. Fairfax County, under the transportation bill, will see $47.6 million annually and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority will receive $111 million from increased taxes. The bill also guarantees $300 million for three years…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lawmakers return from Richmond to meet with constituents for town hall meeting Saturday. Got any questions about pending legislation and the future of the Commonwealth?
The 2013 Virginia General Assembly is in full swing, and members of the Northern Virginia delegation will return to hold a town hall meeting Saturday at 10 a.m. Virginia State Del. Mark Sickles (D-43rd), Sen. George Barker (D-39th), Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-36th) and Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay will speak to constituents at the Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., about pending legislation and answers about the General Assembly session. Opening remarks by the representatives will be followed by a Q&A.
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…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sen. George Barker's bill was halted in a Senate committee Monday
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Proposals by area legislators include hike in gas tax, campaign sign clutter, giving localities right to ban smoking in parks.
Northern Virginia lawmakers will make their case for hiking gas taxes, banning smoking in parks, cutting the clutter of campaign signs and dozens of other proposals beginning at 12 Noon Wednesday, the official start of the 2012 legislative session of the General Assembly in Richmond. The three proposals are just a sampling of what lawmakers will consider during the 60-day session in the state capital. Lawmakers' first order of business may be to determine who is in charge in the Senate. Evenly divided by party, it's uncertain whether Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling can step in and serve as a tie-breaker on some votes. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Gov. Bob McDonnell will deliver his State of the Commonwealth address. A budget shortfall …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Current state senator and his Republican challenger debated at Westminster at Lake Ridge in Occoquan
Patch blogged live from the debate between Virginia State Sen. George Barker (D-39) and Republican challenger Miller Baker.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Some interesting things about October 11
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Cullum
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Welcome to October 11, 2011! 1. There are 28 days left until election day in Virginia. If you're still fuzzy about voting for incumbent State Sen. George Barker (D-39) or his Republican opponent Miller Baker, there is a debate at 7:00 p.m. at the Westminster at Lake Ridge Retirement Community, 12191 Clipper Drive. 2. On this date in 1910, former U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt became the first chief executive to fly in an airplane. Roosevelt, a famed adventurer, flew for about four minutes in a craft designed by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (later Lambert-St. Louis International Airport). 3. On October 11, 1975, the world was introduced to Saturday Night Live. Comedian George Carlin was the first host, and the guests were Andy …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Conservative appellate lawyer makes first run at elected office in bid for Virginia’s 39th District Senate seat.
Republican lawyer Miller Baker of Clifton is making his first run at public office this year, hoping to unseat incumbent Democrat George Barker as the state Senator from the 39th District (see map). But his first hurdle is a primary contest against fellow Republican Scott Martin, a GMU professor, on Aug. 23. The race between the victor of the upcoming primary and Barker could be a tight one. Barker won his seat by 151 votes in 2007, tipping the state Senate to a Democratic majority. So why has Baker, in private practice the past 18 years at McDermott Will & Emery, a Washington, D.C. law firm, decided to run for office? “Look around you, we live in very serious times, we’re in serious trouble and frankly, I’m a serious man,” he said in a …