Monthly Archives: February 2012

Senate Ultrasound Bill to be Pulled (or Not?)

Over the past few days, the General Assembly has been besieged with national attention regarding the “ultrasound” bill (SB 484), sponsored bv Senator Jill Vogel (R-Fauquier), which requires a woman to have an ultrasound before she obtains an abortion. There … Continue reading

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NoVA Battles Over “Cost to Compete” Dollars

The House and Senate have both presented their budgets.  This is Step #1 in a long and complicated process we undertake every year we pass a biennial budget. (Note:  there will be “yes” and “no” votes  on the Budget Bills … Continue reading

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Grover Goes After the VA Senate!

He expresses his displeasure. For those of you who don’t follow politics, the Senate on Tuesday passed a modest transportation bill (and I do mean “modest”), which  indexes the tax on gasoline, so that it rises or falls with consumer … Continue reading

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Second Half Begins …

It’s a new morning in Richmond.  Literally. I rose up at 6 a.m. and went for a 6-mile run, heading west down Grove Avenue to Carytown and back.  The weather has been freakishly warm all session.  Good thing we disproved … Continue reading

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State Vendors Push Public Safety Laws

Cross-over day was a long day.  A lot of folks got worn down.  Along the way, some bills passed that would normally get killed — or at least examined closely. One of those was a bill mandating the installation of … Continue reading

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