Monthly Archives: July 2008

Congrats to NOVA Rugby

Last weekend (July 5-6), while we were wrestling over the Transportation session, the annual Cape Fear Rugby Sevens Tournament took place in North Carolina. Cape Fear is a great tournament featuring teams from all over the U.S. and the globe which … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned (if any)

I got home about 4:15 a.m. on Thursday.  The denouement of the Great Transportation Special Session of 2008  was predictably surreal, with committees meeting in the Old Senate Chamber after midnight to take up bills just passed from the House. In the end, … Continue reading

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House Debates SB 6009 (Saslaw bill)

Back at the State Capitol today.  Hurry up and wait … The House has been engaged in an interminable debate on the bill (SB 6009) we passed two weeks ago.   Speech, recess, speech, recess. The House Dems are trying to … Continue reading

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TransUrban Donations Targeted

Last week, the state press broke a story about “illegal donations” given by Transurban, the operator of the HOT lanes project. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/02/AR2008070203200.html?hpid=moreheadlines Transurban is the subsidiary of a foreign-owned company, which means that it cannot make political donations.  Thus the … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth Everybody

It’s 7 am and a long, long day is about to begin. The Fourth of July Parade is the pre-eminent tradition in Fairfax City.  You will see everybody in central Fairfax out on the Parade route.  And I do mean … Continue reading

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