Monthly Archives: January 2009

Budget Cuts Hit FHS

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/21/AR2009012103882.html?hpid=topnews The front page of Post Metro today carried an article describing how the Governor’s proposed budget cuts are impacting Fairfax City’s only high school and the alma mater of yours truly (Rebel Class of ’86).  From the article, it’s … Continue reading

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Yes, We Are in Session Today (and Watching the Inauguration)

The whole world is gathering on the Mall.  But we are down here. I had a Subcommittee hearing at 9:30 a.m. on my  Senate Joint Resolution 332 which permits localities to exempt high-efficiency buildings from property taxation.  The bill passed … Continue reading

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MLK and Lee Honored in Senate

It was a quiet day on the Senate floor today.  No contested votes. Besides welcoming various groups visiting today, Senators dedicated speeches to remembering those before. State Senator Deeds (D-Bath) spoke on behalf of Martin Luther King, Jr. whose birthday … Continue reading

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Penson-Watson Family Reunites for Inauguration

Last night I had a very unique opportunity.  The Penson-Watson families from Wilcox County, Alabama (by way of Akron, Ohio) have an annual family reunion.  By reuniting and sponsoring a scholarship for the younger generation, they celebrate a family which … Continue reading

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Senate Press Conference — Focus on Green Jobs & Clean Energy

Day Two in the Capitol. After session, we had a brief press conference for the Democratic Caucus.  I spoke about two pieces of legislation that I’m carrying:  SB 1124 and SB 1125.  These two bills create tax credits to bring … Continue reading

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