Monthly Archives: January 2010

Reading on a Snowy Day

Snow has been falling all day in Fairfax City.  Looks like about 6 inches or so.  This afternoon I took my daughters to the local Public Library which was closed (!) due to weather, not budget cuts.  So we went … Continue reading

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SOTU Response: Isn’t it Ironic?

OK, I’ll admit it.  I couldn’t stay awake for all the State of the Union last night and Governor McDonnell’s response, even from our own House of Delegates chamber.  (ed. note — I’ve never met a President in my life and yet I am friends with three … Continue reading

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SB 109 Passes General Laws Committee

My SB 109 passed General Laws Commitee today.  Essentially it requires every state building over 5,000 square feet to be built according to LEED Silver standards.  The additional cost from meeting these standards is 1-3% of construction cost according to … Continue reading

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McDonnell Backs Anti-NoVA LCI Freeze?

This is a real disappointment.  Here’s the on-line article from the Virginia Gazette, from this morning.  Scott Surovell has the first comments on his blog. I have not yet heard from the Governor (who did not make a comment in his opening speech … Continue reading

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SB 150 Targets Windfalls (and Loses)

Richmond has a strange way of causing alliances between unlike groups. Take for example SB 150. Last fall, Senator Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) and I chaired an Energy Commission Subcommittee focused on achieving efficiency across the electric grid. During the hearing, we heard … Continue reading

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