Monthly Archives: January 2009

SB 1135 States the Obvious

Fridays are typically short days in the Assembly so everyone can get an early jump on the weekend.  Today was no exception. However, I did appear in front of the Social Services & Rehab Committee at 8:30 a.m. to present … Continue reading

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Votes Flying on Senate Floor

I apologize for no post yesterday.  I was in Committee or on the Senate floor from 9 am until late at night.  In spare time, I”m working with parties on some bills generating maximum comment (especially my energy legislation).  If I can smooth out some issues, … Continue reading

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Early Morning Hearing Before Finance Committee

In the State Senate, there is no more august body than the Senate Finance Committee.  They have control over both taxes and spending in the Commonwealth (unlike the House which splits the functions between two committees). This session, I have … Continue reading

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“No Excuse” Absentee Voting Passes Senate

Today the whole Senate took up SB 810 (Howell) which permits “no excuse” absentee voting prior to Election Day.  The bill passed on a vote of 24-16 with three Repubs crossing over to support.  I voted “yes.”  Current Virginia law … Continue reading

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Town Halls Today in Ffx and Vienna

I am co-hosting town halls today in Fairfax City at City Hall (10 am) and in Vienna at the Town Hall (1pm).  Delegates Bulova and Shannon will also be there. We’ll be talking about everything from cell phone use to … Continue reading

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