Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Forgotten Man

An interesting side note to the Conference Report on HB 3202 (a.k.a. “the Republican compromise”) on transportation. The only Democrat named to the Senate Conference committee for this critical bill was Phil Puckett of rural Tazewell County. Now I’ve come … Continue reading

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Transportation Bill Passes

Yesterday, both branches of the General Assembly voted in favor of HB 3202, which was Speaker Howell’s “Republican compromise” regarding transportation. The value of the bill is that it contains specific funds for Northern Virginia projects, including METRO and VRE.  The … Continue reading

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A JJ to Remember

Made it back from Richmond yesterday afternoon.  I had three kids, two in-laws and a wife in tow, and we were wiped out when we arrived home.  Quick shout-out to “Aunt Sarah’s” off Rte 95 in Caroline County for the … Continue reading

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IMMEDIATE PRESS ADVISORY

In yesterday’s Washington Post, I was quoted in regard to the Tysons Tunnel project.   Because of my temerity as a State Senate candidate in speaking on the Tysons debacle, I was on the receiving end of some unflattering comments by … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Under

Yesterday, the Federal Transit Administration stated that Virginia has another 15-18 months to submit its final plans for the multi-billion dollar Dulles Rail project.   In other words, Virginia officials have a second chance to avoid what could be a catastrophic … Continue reading

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