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State Senator Adam Ebbin Applauds Amendments from Governor Terry McAuliffe

March 27, 2017Press Release

“The Governor’s amendments would maintain an aggressive timeline to remedy Alexandria’s CSO problem while granting oversight to the Department of Environmental Quality rather than the part-time legislature, which lacks the experience of environmental regulators.” said Senator Ebbin. “I was grateful to work with his office to develop a deliberate, intelligent, and realistic solution to this complex and longstanding issue.”

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Senator Ebbin's Remarks on George Washington's 285th Birthday

February 22, 2017Press ReleaseVirginia Senator Honors George Washington the Politician

Mr. President, I rise for a point of personal privilege and a motion:

Today, February 22, marks the 285th anniversary of the birth, in Westmoreland County, of a great son of Virginia, George Washington.

The Senator from Eastern Fairfax and I have arranged for you to receive the 2017 Mount Vernon Calendar, and Mt. Vernon’s quarterly magazine, both of which are on your desks today.

Last year, I talked a bit about Washington the Burgess. This year, I’d like to talk about Washington the politician.

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Budget moves to battle between House and Senate over revenues, spending priorities

February 13, 2017News Clip

With their competing versions of the budget adopted, the House of Delegates and state Senate now prepare for direct combat over the revenues available and how best to spend them.The biggest partisan fight in the Senate came over the decision to strip almost $4 million in new funding that McAuliffe had proposed for the Department of Elections in response to an outcry by Republicans before the election last fall about the shortcomings of the state voter registration system, VERIS. “This is a drastic cut that will undermine the department in its mission to ensure the integrity of the election process,” said Sen. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, who also warned that without the proposed funding “the functionality of our system is at risk.”

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Senate defeats bill to let judges order online publication of legal notices

February 10, 2017News Clip

The Senate of Virginia voted 26-13 on Friday to defeat a measure that would have given judges discretion to direct that legal notices be posted on an electronic medium in lieu of in a print newspaper.Sen. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, who opposed the bill, said the issue “is not about keeping newspapers in business. This is about the public’s right to know.”

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Legislation would give localities more leeway on tax hearings

February 6, 2017News Clip

A proposal by state Sen. Adam Ebbin giving localities slightly more leeway in providing public notice of tax increases has made it through the Senate and been forwarded to the House of Delegates.

Ebbin (D-30th) proposed changing from 30 days in advance to 25 days in advance the minimum time that a locality must have notice of an effective tax increase published in a newspaper.

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Changes to trespass towing rule fail after Va. senator miscasts vote

February 1, 2017News Clip

WASHINGTON — A bill to change trespass towing rules in Northern Virginia fell in the state Senate Tuesday when a single senator miscast his vote from across the room.

Alexandria Sen. Adam Ebbin also backed the upcoming rules set to take effect in July that are meant to address what is sometimes referred to as “predatory towing.” “It’s not in a retail property owner’s best interest to get it wrong when it comes to towing,” Ebbin said. “Current policy protects a private property owner’s unquestioned rights to control their parking spaces while ensuring that the same property owner cannot simply blame a tow on a third-party spotter who gets it wrong.”

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Legislator wants George Washington’s whiskey declared ‘state spirit’

February 1, 2017News Clip

The rye whiskey developed by George Washington at Mount Vernon in the late 1700s would be designated Virginia’s official “state spirit” under legislation that has passed the state Senate and been sent to the House of Delegates. The measure, patroned by Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30th), would add the whiskey to Virginia’s long list of official emblems and designations...

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Senate committee punts LGBT equality to Code Commission

January 31, 2017News Clip

This afternoon, a Senate committee – again – referred two marriage equality proposals, Senator Adam Ebbin’s (D-Alexandria) SJR 216 and Senator Mamie Locke’s (D-Hampton) SJR 220, to the Code Commission.

SJ 216 and SJ 220 both propose the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election.

Said Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria), “The ongoing legislative ping pong game on marriage equality is getting old. We have got to update our governing documents to reflect the law of the land.”

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VA Senator Adam Ebbin speaks out against Trump travel ban

January 31, 2017Press Release

Richmond, Va. — On Monday, January 30, Virginia State Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) condemned the recent Executive Order by President Donald Trump prohibiting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries for 90 days and suspending admission of all international refugees to the US for four months.

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Virginia Bill Would Loosen Penalties for Pot Possession

January 27, 2017News Clip

WASHINGTON — The Virginia General Assembly is considering legislation that would loosen penalties for possessing marijuana, scrapping a policy that leads to offenders automatically losing their driver’s licenses.

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