Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bruins Nip Cavs in 34th District Shoot-out

As we all know, state politics is a pale and boring substitute for high school football. This afternoon, I had the privilege of watching two local high schools — W.T. Woodson and Lake Braddock — battle it out for the championship … Continue reading

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Where Did the Money Go?

Like most states, Virginia is facing a severe budget deficit over the next several years.  Because of the declining economy.  Because we cannot sustain current levels of spending.  And because our tax system has too many loopholes. Everyone knows about #1.  Some people know … Continue reading

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Passing of Abe Pollin

Here’s the story from the Post For those of you that are not D.C.-area natives, Abe Pollin had an enormous impact on this area over the past 40+ years.  After starting several successful businesses in the District and Maryland, he … Continue reading

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Long Days in Portsmouth

From the banks of the Elizabeth River, I greet you! I drove down here yesterday for the Senate Finance Retreat at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Portsmouth.  The briefing on our state budget lasted all day Thursday and carried over til lunch … Continue reading

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FCPS Faces Tough Choices

Last Monday the Fairfax delegation to the Assembly met with the County School Board and leadership of the Fairfax County Public Schools.  The news is not good.  The FCPS system is facing increased enrollment and pension costs for 2010 while revenues decline.  Even … Continue reading

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