Monthly Archives: February 2009

House of Pain

It’s been two weeks since “cross-over.”  Since that time, all of our Senate bills have been voted on by House Committees.  Last night, the Committees finished their work.  Here is a partial listing of my legislation … (To quote Abraham Lincoln, I’m too … Continue reading

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My Oscar Selection

In the General Assembly building tonight (Sunday) answering constituent emails and letters.  Will head back to my Grove Ave row house in a few minutes and grab some dinner on the way home. Oscar picks? Last year I was savaged … Continue reading

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Senate Adds in Stimulus Money

Yesterday the Senate passed our budget adding in Federal stimulus money.   The results are dramatic. With Federal cash, we are able to hold the line on K-12 and higher education cuts, essentially restoring those to the 2008 baseline.  In K-12 education, … Continue reading

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Senate Wins! (on the Court)

Last night, at the VCU Segal Center, the long-awaited House vs. Senate basketball game took place.  Pedestrian traffic on Broad Street came to a stop as curious Richmonders watched the epic contest, which didn’t start til 9 pm. due to … Continue reading

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Budget Problems Get Worse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/16/AR2009021600913.html?hpid=topnews This story from the Post pretty much sums it up.  Revenue numbers for January 2009 are out and they are abysmal.  Every single indicator is below projections.  Payroll taxes are off up to 15% which reflects in part the … Continue reading

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