Monthly Archives: March 2007

Deadline Approaching!

It’s that time of year.  Daffodils are blooming.  It’s the Final Four in college hoops.   Meanwhile, hysteria surrounds Virginia campaigns as they approach financial reporting deadlines. Now campaigns need money all the time.  There is always an invoice that must be paid or … Continue reading

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Transportation Bill Amended

The Governor has handed down his amendments to the Republican transportation bill.  I haven’t had a chance to read the actual text yet.  According to the press, there is an admirable focus on transit projects (which is good).  There is … Continue reading

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More Ethics in Land Use (Not Less)

Citizens in Fairfax County are cynical about land use proceedings.  You can’t blame them.  There is hardly any citizen or public official who is not somehow involved with the omnipresent real estate industry. The best medicine for cynicism is sunshine. … Continue reading

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A Life Lived

I visited my Grandmother yesterday at Goodwin House, a retirement home and hospice in Alexandria run by the Episcopal Church.  Mary Walton Livingston is 92 years old and at the end of her life.  So I’m writing this about her while she’s still alive. … Continue reading

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Doing the Electric Slide

There are few topics more complicated than electricity regulation.  There are also few subjects which require more government “sunshine.”  Otherwise, consumers are helpless before the ability of a monopolistic utility to raise prices (and its profits) literally at will.   One … Continue reading

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