Marcus Simon, Scott’s legislative aide, is looking to replace his mentor.
Del. Jim Scott may have spent his last day in Virginia’s General Assembly this week, but the 74-year-old delegate from the 53rd District won’t be done with politics completely until January when his replacement is sworn in. Scott – who represents the City of Falls Church, Merrifield, and portions of Providence, Mason and McLean districts – said his decision to leave politics is based on a desire to spend more time with family and travel. He won’t be playing any golf, but Scott said he does plan on attending some Washington Nationals games during his retirement. “We may do a little traveling outside the country and a great deal of travel inside the country,” he said. Scott first got into politics in 1971 when he was elected to the Fairfax …
Funding package was derailed by Virginia Senate Democrats late Tuesday, though the House version of the legislation still has a chance for approval.
Wednesday, February 6
By Whitney Spicer and Alix Hines, Capital News Service All 20 of Virginia's Democratic senators — including Jim Scott (D-Falls Church) — voted against Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation plan late Tuesday, effectively blocking the Senate's version of the proposal for this legislative session. The move makes it less likely Gov. Bob McDonnell will pass a transportation package in his last year in office. While the House amended and approved a version of the plan, HB 2313, earlier Tuesday, sending it to the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Democrats "vowed to block any proposal that generated less than $1.2 billion a year in new roads money," the Washington Examiner reports. That opposition is what doomed SB 1355 on Tuesday night. Though it …