Delegates Address Constituents Prior to Start of General Assembly

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

Bridgewater, Va. (WHSV) -- Thursday night at the Bridgewater town hall council chambers, two delegates joined forces to meet with constituents before the start of the 2014 General Assembly session.

It begins on January 8, 2014.

Delegates Steven Landes (R-25th District) and Del. Tony Wilt (R-26th District) addressed constituent's concerns.

"We heard a lot of different ideas, especially starting to talk about Medicaid and Medicaid reforms and expansion," said Del. Landes.

"I'd like to see people who represent me on the Virginia State level. There's a disproportion between concerns about that long term funding from the Federal government verses what we do for families right now in our committee," said a woman in the audience.

Landes said he opposes Medicaid expansion, something he's sure will be a hot topic among others like ethics reform.

"I think all of us agree that we've got to make sure that there is more transparency in reporting for the gifts that legislatures and elected officials receive," said Del. Landes.

This all comes after reports that Governor McDonnell received more than a $100,000 from the company Star Scientific.

Del. Wilt said he will propose a bill relating to back to school sales tax in the upcoming session.

"To limit some of the items. Do away with the some of the items, limit the value of some of the other items, but then expand it into things like computers," said Del. Wilt.

The 2014 General Assembly session will end on March 8, 2014.

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