Public notice bill fails

House Bill 95, which would have stripped public notices from newspapers and shifted them to local government websites, died in subcommittee this morning. The bill, filed by Del. Chris Head, R-Roanoke, was opposed by the Virginia Press Association and SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter as a matter of the public’s right to know. The bill failedContinue reading “Public notice bill fails”

Happy New Year

January 2, 2014 Agenda 1) Jeff South – Approval of the October meeting minutes 2) Mary Ellin Arch – Treasurer’s Report 3) Appointment of a temporary secretary to serve during Jeff South’s Fullbright Scholarship, which begins January 15. Rachel DePompa has volunteered. 4) Report from Paul Fletcher on rescheduling the George Mason Birthday celebration atContinue reading “Happy New Year”

Recalling a Great 2013!

SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter members and friends, As the year winds down, I wanted to send a recap of all the accomplishments YOU helped us achieve this year. In January, President Paul Fletcher lined up with the Virginia Press Association and Virginia Coalition for Open Government during the General Assembly session. He helped outline ourContinue reading “Recalling a Great 2013!”