By Sen. Steve Newman
23rd Senate District
The General Assembly session began its 2015 session on January 14, the iciest day in recent memory. Capitol Square and all of the surrounding Richmond area had been pummeled with sleet and freezing rain early on the morning of the session’s opening day. As a result, Virginia’s leaders had to contend with treacherous walkways and roads as they made their way to begin the 46-day session.