Monthly Archives: February 2011

Senate Unanimously Adopts Final Budget

A few minutes ago, the State Senate unanimously (40-0) adopted the conference committee report which wrapped up all the outstanding issues between the House and Senate on the state budget.  It also unanimously passed the House (100-0).  That document will … Continue reading

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2011 Academy Awards

Tonight, professional thespians will strike a pose for politically correct causes. Others will shed fake tears or ramble meaninglessly into an open microphone. The event will last too long and most observers, except for paid critics, will eventually tune out. … Continue reading

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Notable Retirements

The last few days of a legislative cycle always brings a number of retirement announcements. On the Senate side, it has seen Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria) and Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington), two very classy ladies. Then yesterday in the House Albert … Continue reading

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Background on SB 924

While ORS was upside-down the past few days, there has been a lot happening. The most significant vote we had was SB 924, which mandates that first-trimester abortions only be provided in “hospitals.” (I’m summarizing but you can look the … Continue reading

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OK, We’re Finally Back Up ….

It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to post, as Ox Road South has been undergoing a make-over. The new platform should help process comments much better than the old system. Unfortunately, the new platform could not import … Continue reading

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