Monthly Archives: February 2008

My Choice for Best Picture

(Warning!!  These are just my opinions and carry no other weight!!) A few weeks ago, I posted my list of all-time favorite movies.  http://oxroadsouth.com/2007/12/22/my-list-of-top-ten-movies.aspx With the Oscars on TV tonight, I am reviewing 2007 movies.  Let me say, first of … Continue reading

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Budget Summary and Politics (Short Version)

Yesterday the State Senate passed the state’s biennium budget on a party-line vote (21-19).  The House adopted its own Budget.  Over the next two weeks, the “budget conferees” will meet and work out an agreement on the overall structure.  There are … Continue reading

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Bill Blocked on Non-English Workplace Firings (Quelle Horreur!)

Yesterday the Senate General Laws Committee took up HB 1472 sponsored by Mark Cole (R-Spotsylvania) which would have permitted employers to fire employees that don’t speak English at the workplace.  Actually, that description is too simple.  You see, Virginia is an “at … Continue reading

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House and Senate Education Budgets Compared

The adoption of the biennium budget involves a lot of rhetoric but also a view of the details as it relates to our local school districts.  In my case, I represent two separate school districts in the 34th State Senate seat:  … Continue reading

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Budget Reports Out of Committee

Lots of fireworks today on the Senate floor.  The Finance Committee, headed by our senior member Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas), put forward its Budget at 4 pm last night. Already the speeches are beginning. Since I’m no longer a noisy back-bencher … Continue reading

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