Monthly Archives: February 2010

Door Knocking in HD 41

I’m back in Fairfax this weekend.  Yesterday I stopped by the campaign HQ of Eileen Filler-Corn and picked up some packets for door-to-door canvassing in neighborhoods I represent in Braddock.  Eileen is running to represent the 41st House District, which … Continue reading

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House Subcommittee Kills “Indexing” Bill

Many months ago I wrote about the “Hybrid Effect” and how that was going to strip away our existing revenues for highway maintenance and construction in Virginia.  In a nutshell, the rapidly increasing fuel efficiency of vehicles means that Virginians … Continue reading

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Budget Debate Today on Senate Floor

The Budget for 2010-2012 will be debated today on the Senate floor.  I gave a summary earlier this week.  Suffice to say that the Senate, like the House, is cutting back expenditures and temporarily reducing its contribution to VRS.  There … Continue reading

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The Myth of Oil Drilling Royalties

One of the most noteworthy omissions in the 2010 Assembly session is the complete absence of any comprehensive measure to upgrade our state’s transportation system.  (A small exception is the “indexing” bill proposed by Sen. Hanger and myself which increases … Continue reading

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Senate Crumbles in Annual Hoops Classic

Last night, the Senate faced the House in the annual “Capitol Square Basketball Classic” with all proceeds to benefit the Massey Center for Cancer Research at MCV Hospital.  Thanks to our friends at VCU for organizing the game and hosting it at the … Continue reading

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