Monthly Archives: February 2012

Senate Wins, 24-24.

Last night was the annual House vs. Senate basketball game at Siegel Center to benefit the Massey Cancer Center. Before that game, there was a brief under card match between the Capitol lobbyists and the Governor’s staff, which arrived in … Continue reading

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Tempers Rising, Tension Mounting

It’s February 28, late in the afternoon.  Today we have seen more House bills on voter access, ultrasound, and restrictions on workmen’s compensation. The budget stalemate continues day to day … Clearly it’s time for basketball.  The annual House vs. … Continue reading

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Banks Agree to Foreclosure Reforms (a.k.a. Hell Freezes Over)

Last night, a House Courts of Justice subcommittee voted 4-3 to “table” SB 163, a consumer protection bill which created a cause of action against lenders who obtain a foreclosure using a fraudulent or forged document. What a road we … Continue reading

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William H. Dabney, 1934-2012

Yesterday, Sharon and I drove down the Shenandoah Valley, with all four children, to attend the burial of Col. William”Big Bill” Dabney, USMC Ret.  The service was at the R.E. Lee Memorial Chapel in Lexington. Big Bill was married to … Continue reading

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Budget Flops (Round 1)

The Senate Democrats today kicked off the beginning of a process — the process to re-balance the structure of the Senate so that it reflects the Senate membership and the Commonwealth’s actual voting population. For the past six weeks, we’ve … Continue reading

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