Blog

  • Coronavirus Information and Resources (updated April 25, 2020)

    I have gathered resources from businesses, nonprofit organizations, local and federal government agencies and others for staying well, what to do if ill, and how to handle the financial impacts of this public health emergency. 
  • 2020 Session - Reconvene (4/25/2020)

    Rather than meeting in the Capitol, the Senate of Virginia met for this year’s reconvene session in the Science Museum of Virginia on Wednesday. We all practiced social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding any contact with one another. Madame Clerk and her staff did a wonderful job of setting up a safe and professional environment for us to vote on the bills that the Governor amended and in one case vetoed.  We managed to conduct the business of the Commonwealth despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2020 Session Legislative Session Update (4/17/2020)

    The Governor has created a task force composed of business leaders, health professionals and senior Administration staff to make evidence-based, data driven decisions about when it will be possible to begin to reopen our Commonwealth.  We will continue to maintain social distancing even next week when my Senate colleagues and I go back to Richmond to consider all of the Governor’s amendments to our budget and other pieces of legislation.  

  • Happy Easter, Legislative and COVID-19 Update (4/11/2020)

    Have a  safe weekend. Reach out to your friends and family. I know that it is hard to celebrate our religious holidays when we need to stay at home to stay safe. By taking these steps now, we will get through this difficult time.

  • Boysko Bulletin (4/1/2020)

    We are seeing the best in our community and I am so proud of everyone. Just here in our district, we have residents who are working to get donations of PPE on a large scale.  We are seeing large research companies working with smaller laboratories to increase testing. Neighbors are holding evening porch time to build a sense of togetherness. Teachers are holding “parades” for students - caravanning through neighborhoods in their cars. We are also seeing communities of faith holding vigils for people around the globe. The members of our community care for others and are making a difference. Thank you for being a part of it!

  • COVID-19 Update (3/25/2020)

    Several of you have contacted me to ask how you can be helpful to others in our community.  In that spirit, the members of the General Assembly who represent parts of Fairfax County have joined efforts to make a combined $6,000 donation to our local food banks and we challenge you, our community members, to help match that donation.

  • COVID-19 Update (3/22/2020)

    Many people are stating it clearly and  I agree: we all need to stay home, physically keep our distance from others, and take this very seriously. I am so grateful to our medical professionals, first responders, our grocery store and pharmacy employees and other essential employees who absolutely must keep working. Let’s protect those people by mitigating the risk we as individuals pose to them. 

  • 2020 Census (3/23/2020)

    The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years to count every person living in the United States. Each person who isn’t counted in the 2020 Census could result in their community losing $2,000 in funding per person; that’s $20,000 per uncounted person over a 10 year period.

  • COVID - 19 Update (3/16/2020)

    We are strong resourceful people and working together we are going to get through this. I am so grateful to the local elected officials, public employees and first responders, the health care professionals, the grocery store and pharmacy employees and all of the essential workers who are bearing the brunt of this and continue to keep things moving forward to address this crisis.

  • 2020 Session - Conference Reports (3/11/2020)

    The 2020 Session of the Virginia General Assembly has nearly ended. We worked until after midnight on Saturday and all day on Sunday, extending the session because we could not complete consideration of the huge number of conference reports within the time we had allotted. I return to Richmond tomorrow for final consideration of the budget.