Monthly Archives: September 2009

Petersen Screams “You Lie!” During Debate, Is Escorted Out …

…. will not be the headline of tomorrow’s Washington Post.  My mother raised me better than that.  Anyway, from my seat at the Capital One auditorium in Tysons Corner for the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce debate, here are my … Continue reading

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Civics Summit, Sept 24

This year, the Joint Rules Committee appointed me the Chairman of the Civics Education Commission which oversees the teaching of social studies and government in Virginia public schools. On Wednesday, September 24th, the Commission will be holding our annual “Civics Summit” at … Continue reading

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Update on NoVA Transportation Projects

This past Wednesday I attended a briefing from the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance on pending projects.  It’s a confusing time.  There are competing pressures to cancel projects (due to declining state revenue) or accelerate them (with Federal stimulus funds).  Finally, there “public-private” projects … Continue reading

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Proposed FY 2010 Budget Cuts

We just received the proposed budget cuts for fiscal year 2010, which began on July 1st.  It looks as if the Kaine administration is getting them out there early, prior to the Governor submitting his budget proposal in December. I’m … Continue reading

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Half-Marathon at Virginia Beach

Today was the “Rock and Roll Half Marathon” at Virginia Beach.  I just got back home with sore legs but a lot of great memories. Our family was staying with good friends in Sandbridge, which is on the southern edge of Virginia Beach … Continue reading

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