Monthly Archives: January 2012

State Prepares to Close Training Centers

Here’s an excellent report that recently aired in Richmond. This morning Bill Hazel, Secretary of Public Health, gave a comprehensive report on Virginia’s recent deal with the Department of Justice to close down the state training centers and gradually transfer … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Daily Grind

The thing about the GA session is … the stresses never stop. We have been in Richmond for only two weeks, and now we’re coming up on “cross-over” which will be the weekend of February 11-12.  Before that time, we’ll … Continue reading

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Kings Dominion Law Survives for Now

Yesterday the Senate Education Committee, in a surprise to me, killed several bills designed to repeal Virginia’s “Kings Dominion” law. For those not aware, the law requires Virginia school districts to start their year after Labor Day, which means no … Continue reading

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Beware of AG’s Bearing Opinions

A week ago, the Senate P&E Committee was given an entertaining lecture by a lawyer from the Attorney General’s office in regard to 2012 legislation to create Virginia’s new congressional districts. I say “entertaining” because the entire gist of the … Continue reading

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SB 160 Passes Out, 26-14

It’s a tough going in the Senate right now, so I have to note SB 160 which passed the Senate floor on a vote of 26-14 this afternoon. SB 160 is my perennial effort to make Virginia’s “VEES” standards a … Continue reading

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