Monthly Archives: April 2011

Senate Passes Compromise Plan on 32-5 Vote

The Senate just voted through its compromise redistricting plan on 32-5 vote.  Some minor amendments were made on the floor, but the plan is 99% what passed through the P&E Committee at 2 p.m. The substitute was added to the … Continue reading

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Ten Things To Do Besides Watch the Royal Wedding

The English royal wedding is tomorrow morning.  They say that one-third of the world will be watching.  For the rest of us, here are some ideas to fill the time: 1.  Read the Declaration of Independence. 2.  Read any article … Continue reading

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Mega Projects in central Fairfax

A couple weeks ago, I went to a briefing on VDOT’s “megaprojects,” which are the series of large ($1B+) construction projects they are managing in northern Virginia.  Fyi, their informational website is here. With construction season beginning and the Assembly … Continue reading

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RIP to our Friend Bruce Jamerson

Very stunned to learn of this today. Bruce was the first person you met when you joined the House.  And he stayed a friend til the end.  He was the institutional memory of the New World’s oldest legislative body. I can confess … Continue reading

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Seven Things to Do In Fairfax over Spring Break

Unlike a lot of families, we did not travel anywhere during Spring Break.  Too much work (real work, not politics), too many kids and a very pregnant wife make it hard to travel. Having said that, we did get out … Continue reading

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