Monthly Archives: January 2008

Mercury Drops, Temperature Rises

Today was Martin Luther King Day, a Federal holiday and day off for state workers and schoolchildren.  As a result, the State Capitol was packed with visitors, onlookers and thrill-seekers. Despite the cold weather, it was a good day to … Continue reading

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Why Mark Fisher is a Great Reporter …

As a part-time politician, I usually stay out of the “rating game” for local reporters.  It’s a tough profession already and payback is a (rhymes with rich).  But Mark Fisher of the Post is worth mentioning. As you know, I’ve recently posted … Continue reading

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Fight Looms on Payday Loans

I typically get back to my row house on Grove Avenue about 9 pm every night, then watch enough TV to forget about the day’s work (excellent OT victory by the Caps last night). Ironically for me, TV networks in Richmond are being inundated … Continue reading

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Quiet Week as Revenues Slide

It’s been a quiet first week in the State Senate.  We haven’t yet had any contested floor fights.  In the House, we used to have a dozen every day.  The main state news has been the continuing slide in our … Continue reading

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Getting in a Groove

Being back in the Asembly is like meeting an old college friend.  The first few moments are a little awkward.  Then it seems like you’ve never been apart. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the madness.  Every day there’s a deadline, … Continue reading

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