Monthly Archives: March 2010

Article on 5th CD in New Yorker

This week’s New Yorker has a great article entitled “Obama’s Lost Year.”  I couldn’t find the article on-line but here’s a summary apparently written by the author.  I recommend reading it.  The focus of the article is on Virginia’s 5th … Continue reading

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Budget Status: We Are Reconciled

Today the State Senate voted to accept the Conference Committee report from the House and Senate budget negotiators. With that, the Budget was enacted and the 2010 session came to an end.  The Conference report is a long and complex … Continue reading

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Back in Session Today at 5 PM

The House and Senate are back in session today at 5 p.m. Prior to that time, we’ll get a briefing on the Conference Committee for the Budget.  If you’re in Richmond, it starts at 3 pm in Senate Room B … Continue reading

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Surreal Life (Richmond Version)

The session is winding down.  I have two major conference reports outstanding.  One should be finished today.  The other may have to get kicked over til 2011. Last night, there was a “sine die” party at Havana 59 which is a great … Continue reading

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Conference Committees Take Over

The last couple days of the session are the perfect case of “hurry up and wait.” All over the State Capitol, legislators are dealing with legislation which is “in conference.”  That means that the Senate and House versions passed in … Continue reading

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