Richmond – Today, Senator A. Donald McEachin was given the Energy Freedom Award for his legislative work in attempting to reform the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Working with a bipartisan coalition and even succeeding in getting the support of Virginia Dominion Power, the senator attempted to reform the standards so that most future purchases would be limited to clean, renewable, alternative energy sources like solar and wind.
Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) today applauded Governor McDonnell’s support for restoration of rights for non-violent offenders. He said, "The least we can do to commemorate the late Senator Yvonne Miller's years of tireless efforts on this important issue is to name the legislation "The Yvonne B. Miller Voter Restoration Act." On her behalf, I promise to continue to work as hard as I can to ensure it passes.