Adams, Hughes sworn in as constitutional officers
Carey Adams and Jenefer Hughes were sworn in as constitutional officers of Chesterfield County Friday afternoon. In a ceremony in the county’s public meeting room, Adams was sworn in as county treasurer, and Hughes was sworn in as the county’s commissioner of the revenue. Adams has worked for Chesterfield... Read more
The Virginia legislature is moving forward with “proffers” reform. Chesterfield County has used the proffers system to fund infrastructure due to its impact on growth. The legislature’s language indicates proffers cannot be “unreasonable” which means it is open for interpretation. Proffers are a major piece of Chesterfield’s Capital Improvement... Read more
On February 2, 2016 Virginia Parents for Medical Marijuana will hold a Press Conference at 11:15 am in front of the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond.   The group, composed of parents and their children with intractable epilepsy, will be in Richmond to lobby members of the Assembly... Read more
During her eight years as a senator, Hillary Clinton was part of a small but growing club of Democratic women. They gathered for monthly off-the-record dinners, shared a tiny ladies’ room just off the Senate floor and looked out for each other. They also shared dinners in DC and... Read more
While some results of last week’s election were expected, such as contests with unopposed candidates, others were not. Here is a rundown of the results in southeastern Chesterfield: Board of Supervisors in the Bermuda and Matoaca districts did not have opponents. Dorothy Jaeckle and Steven Elswick received 8,151 and... Read more
Candidate Forum: School Board
Fees seem to be increasing every year: extracurricular activities, buses for sports teams, class supplies and Chrome Books to name a few. Will you work to lower or eliminate fees for students? JOHN ERBACH (DALE) While I don’t believe it is possible to eliminate fees altogether, we need to be... Read more
Candidate Forum: Board of Supervisor
Everyone wants to know about property taxes. Would you consider raising property taxes for next year (2016-17)? CLIFF BICKFORD (DALE) Increasing taxes as a way to achieve a balanced budget should always be the last resort.  When you consider that revenue generated from property tax has increased over the... Read more
While elected Constitution officers have no opposition in the November 3 election, other candidates that reach a wider constituency are being opposed. (See last week’s Village News) After losing in this year’s June primary, Sen. Steve Martin will not be on the ticket next month. His seat (11th State... Read more
A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, for: Virginia Senate; Virginia House of Delegates; Clerk of Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue, Treasurer, and Soil/Water Director James River District; Board of Supervisors; and School Board. The polls will be open from 6 a.m to 7... Read more
A constant complaint about Medicaid is that fewer healthcare providers take patients on public insurance programs, and the resulting quality of care suffers. The facts, however, tell a different story. According to the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey nearly all Medicaid (95%) and private coverage patients (94%) have... Read more