Monthly Archives: January 2007

A New Era in Redistricting?

Yesterday, the State Senate by a vote of 22-18 passed Senate Joint Resolution 352 sponsored by Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Warm Springs).  The bill now goes to the House.  Its passage opens the door for a potential new era in political … Continue reading

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Meet the New Plan …

It’s Saturday night in the Petersen household.  My wife Sharon is watching our daughter Eva perform in the “The King and I” at Fairfax High School.  I’m in the basement supervising my two younger kids, Mary Walton and Thomas.  Fresh wood is on the … Continue reading

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The Health Care Gap

One of the most surprising (and least discussed statistics) in Virginia is the fact that over one million Virginians are currently without health insurance.   The reason that the “one million” figure is surprising is that it mostly excludes the poor, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday MLK

Today is the Federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King.  My law office is closed today, so I have time to write this post. As I grow older, it’s interesting to see how perceptions of historic figures changes.  … Continue reading

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Quiet Week

The first week of January is always a quiet week.  In our household, I took down the family Christmas tree, had a new suit fitted and shuttled my daughter to play practice for her role in “The King and I.”  … Continue reading

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