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Governor, first lady present Altavista organization with Spirit of Virginia award
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The National Center for Healthy Veterans, at 980 Wards Road, is an organization that brings in veterans transitioning from life in the armed forces and gives them a place to work...
March 21, 2022
General Assembly heads for overtime as budget negotiations continue in Richmond
“This is always the frantic time of year, where everything comes down to a crunch,” said Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg). “And certainly, for one thing you need to do as a legislator is...
March 11, 2022
Virginia Senate, House both propose budgets with differing views
"We're trying to listen to the voters and provide as much tax relief as we can. There again, when it comes out on the Senate side, you know, we hope that they will follow the governor's...
February 25, 2022
Gov. Youngkin's $150M 'lab school' plan causes debate among lawmakers
Delegate Walker says the schools are essential to the future of Virginia. "If Virginia is going to advance and be competitive, it's got to step up and do innovative things," he said.
February 22, 2022
Masks, money, marijuana: Where bills stand halfway through Virginia's legislative session
“There were just hundreds and hundreds of parents and kids down here, and many of the legislators were here at the capitol to celebrate,” said Walker.
February 21, 2022
Budget, big issues remain in Richmond spotlight
“We’re delivering on the promises and the commitments that we made to the voters back in November,” said Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg). “We’re trying to lower the cost at the grocery store. We’re lowering the cost at...
February 17, 2022
How school security bill would impact Lynchburg if passed
Republican Del. Wendall Walker is a co-patron of the bill. "We just want want to ensure that parents feel comfortable knowing that their children are going to be safe in the schools in which they are learning," Walker said.
February 16, 2022
Youngkin sworn in as governor
“I see Governor Youngkin in the next four years as being a transforming individual here in the commonwealth. We have a lot of policy issues to address, and we will be working through these over the next 60 days and the years ahead,” Walker said. “The real thing for Virginians is that we have hope now, hope in a leader...
January 15, 2022
A new era begins
House Bill 24, sponsored by Del. Wendell Walker, R-Lynchburg, would expand the state’s current voter ID requirement to include photo identification. The bill also repeals the provisions of law currently permitting a voter who does not have one of the required forms of identification...
July 26, 2021
Virginia delegates see bipartisan path in divided government, but still plan bold moves
"Hopefully we can bring some civility back to the house," said Del. Wendell Walker, representing the 23rd District. Delegates, including Central Virginia lawmakers Republican...
January 12, 2022
Virginia lawmakers prepare for 2022 General Assembly
"There's a lot of big tasks out here, but we're up to it and we look forward to bringing a great opportunity for people to be happy again in the commonwealth," Walker said.
January 9, 2022
Pancakes and politics: Virginia lawmakers discuss upcoming session
"Look at the inflation and where it's going right now," Del. Walker said. "It's making it harder for parents to invest in their children's future education. We have got to get this under control."
December 7, 2021