Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Gang of Six Takes on the Heat

It’s a thousand degrees outside and the NFL is on strike.  The U.S. Congress is threatening to default on its debt obligations, thereby putting millions of bond-holders at risk. Yeah, people like you and me. In the world of computerized maps and “safe” districts, political extremists rule … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, We Have Balanced Budget (asterisk)

As I march through the subdivisions of western Fairfax this summer, I’ve talked to hundreds of homeowners who ask me — “What are you doing about the national debt?” My reply is that I pay my Federal taxes (lots and lots of Federal … Continue reading

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Governor Looking at Alternative Fuel Switch

Was somewhat surprised but pleased to see this article in the RTD this a.m. Apparently the Governor will consider proposals to switch Virginia’s state vehicle fleet to alternative fuels in the next couple years.  Ironically, this was a measure long … Continue reading

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Endorsement Crosses Party Lines

I recently received an endorsement from a Virginia bankruptcy attorney who blogs on legal issues.  He noted my bill on bankruptcy reform which passed in the 2011 session and expands the allowance for homestead credits. It’s always nice to get support, but especially since Mr. Weed is … Continue reading

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Repaving on I-66 this summer (and how to avoid it)

This has been a tough week for I-66, our main commuting route in western Fairfax.  First, a hay truck caught on fire on Tuesday, closing all lines during the evening rush.  Then repaving work began in earnest this week, further … Continue reading

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