In his interview in the Sept. 30 edition of Rappahannock News, Del. Michael Webert stated that expanding healthcare programs including Medicare and Medicaid would “bankrupt” the commonwealth.
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Democrat Dr. Doug Ward, an infectious disease specialist residing in Sperryville, is challenging incumbent state Del. Michael Webert for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, saying he wants to protect the rural lifestyle while still providing the benefits of an urban society.
Michael Webert, a five-term Republican incumbent in the Virginia House of Delegates’ 18th District, is running for re-election in a contested race to continue representing much of Rappahannock County and parts of Fauquier, Warren and Culpeper Counties.
In recent weeks the Virginia legislature passed the 2021 budget to spend the proceeds of the American Rescue Plan (HB 7001). This budget provides funding for salary raises for law enforcement officers, replenishes the unemployment fund, increases funding for college education and mental health services, supports access to high speed internet for all Virginians by 2024 and other projects improving the quality of life for all Virginians. With all this, it still ends up with a budget surplus.
This budget bill passed with significant bipartisan support; more than half of the Republican caucus voted in favor. Unfortunately Michael Webert, the delegate from our 18th District was among the minority who voted against this excellent legislation.
The General Assembly’s decision to make Virginia the 15th state to legalize small quantities of recreational marijuana has drawn mixed reactions. While some see the bill as a progressive move in the right direction, others see it as the first step down a slippery slope.
In March, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed new legislation into law that will strengthen conservation easements and ensure that they prevail in perpetuity. The bipartisan bill was sponsored in the Virginia House of Delegates by Del. Michael Webert, R-18th, who represents Rappahannock County.
Last Friday, seven members of the Virginia General Assembly representing Rappahannock and its neighbors wrote a letter to the Virginia Board for Community Colleges opposing the recent decision to change the name of Lord Fairfax Community College.
Rappahannock County resident Doug Ward announced this week that he will run against Delegate Michael Webert for the 18th District seat in the …
After reading about the joint meeting of the School Board and the Board of Supervisors regarding the school budget (Feb 11), I suggest this paper investigate in greater depth the Local Composite Index (LCI), the calculation used by the state to allocate funding to school districts, and how it affects so adversely the funding provided by the state to Rappahannock’s schools.