News · Virginia General Assembly

Wednesday Notes: Hurt joins LU; Marshall may face a symbolic foe

Former 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt has joined Liberty University to head its new law and government center. The center, a collaboration between the Liberty University School of Law and Liberty’s Helms School of Government, will focus on public policy while acting as a spot for free idea exchange.

Hurt brings plenty of experience having served in the state Senate and House of Delegates before joining the U.S. House of Representatives. He has over 15 years of public service in office.

Hurt formally retired last year.

State Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Prince William) may have a challenger this year for his house set. Danica Roem, native of Prince William County, has added her name to the democratic ticket. Roem would be the first transgender person to serve in the House if elected. Marshall has served in the General Assembly since 1992.

HB1761 (Richard Anderson, R-Prince William) would allow for locations to authorize cabs to operate GPS software for time and distance fares just like Uber and Lyft. The bill would also act to eliminate the requirement for cab uniformity and roof signs. The legislation is meant to be more friendly to cab groups, which have seen more restrictions and a decline in business due to ride-hailing apps, which are largely unregulated.

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