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Reconvene Session Update

April 8, 2021

The final business of the 2021 Regular Session and Special Session I wrapped up yesterday as we “returned” for the Reconvene Session to handle the Governor’s amendments to legislation and the budget. Parole Board ScandalThe first noteworthy issue was the consideration of the Governor’s budget language for a non-investigation “investigation” of the Inspector General’s handling […]

Wilt Declared Republican Nominee for 26th House District

March 29, 2021

Harrisonburg – Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Broadway) released the following statement after being declared the Republican Nominee for the 26th House of Delegates District. Delegate Wilt was the only individual to file for the Republican nomination. “I am pleased to stand for reelection as the Republican nominee for the 26th House District. It has been a […]

Governor Signs Brain Injury Bill into Law

March 23, 2021

Harrisonburg- On Thursday Governor Northam signed a bill into law that aims to make it easier for students with a brain injury to receive the appropriate educational supports and services in school. Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Broadway) patroned the bill during the 2021 Legislative Session after hearing from a local mother who faced difficulties in getting […]

Governor Signs Wilt Ag Legislation into Law

March 13, 2021

Harrisonburg- On Friday Governor Northam signed a bill into law that many in the agriculture and conservation community believe will be a helpful new tool to encourage local producers to implement water quality improvement practices. The bill, sponsored by Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Broadway), will offer an enhanced tax credit to farmers that implement certain best […]

Wilt Files Legislation to Establish School Remediation Task Force

January 15, 2021

Harrisonburg- On Wednesday Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Broadway) filed legislation to establish a task force dedicated to ensuring Virginia’s students do not permanently fall behind as a result of the pandemic and subsequent remote learning environment. The task force calls for 22 members, including state education leaders, teachers, parents, legislators and other education officials and citizen […]

Wilt Renews Effort to Limit Governor Emergency Powers

November 23, 2020

Harrisonburg- On Monday Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Broadway) reintroduced his proposal to amend Virginia’s Constitution to give the General Assembly a say in the Governor’s emergency orders. Delegate Wilt originally offered the resolution during the recently concluded special session, but the committee that handles proposed constitutional amendments never convened. He is confident it will be given […]

Wilt Introduces Amendment Providing Legislative Check for Governor Emergency Powers

August 4, 2020

Harrisonburg- Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Broadway) introduced a proposed amendment to the Virginia Constitution Wednesday that would grant the General Assembly oversight and authority over certain emergency orders issued by the Governor. The resolution, if approved, would require any emergency executive order issued by the Governor that restricts, limits or prohibits otherwise lawful action by a […]

Bad Bills Advance

February 17, 2020

At the halfway point of the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session, unfortunately there are countless bills advanced by the majority that will be a detriment to our economy, to our freedoms and to taxpaying Virginians if passed into law. Below is just a small sampling of some of these initiatives. Public SafetyHB 34 Refusal of […]

Statement on Veto of Association Health Plan Legislation

May 3, 2019

Harrisonburg – Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Rockingham) released the following statement after the Governor vetoed House Bill 2443: “It is unfortunate that the Governor chose to ultimately veto HB 2443 after it received strong bi-partisan support from the General Assembly. This bill would have created a new option for affordable health coverage for many who currently […]

Wilt Statement on Veto of Voter Registration Legislation

March 26, 2019

Harrisonburg – Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Rockingham) released the following statement after learning that Governor Northam vetoed House Bill 2764: “I am deeply disappointed in the Governor’s decision to once again veto our common-sense bill that sought a modest improvement in the voter registration process. HB 2764 would help to ensure more voters are properly registered and improve accountability in the process. This […]