Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tech Found Liable for 2007 Shootings

Here’s the verdict. I hope that the Attorney General will settle this case and publicly admit what we’ve all known for five years:  that the Virginia Tech administration made a terrible mistake in not notifying the student body immediately on April 16, 2007 after the … Continue reading

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Virginia Ag Exports Surging

This article today in the RTD caught my eye. Having served for 5 years on the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, I’ve found it an intensely educational experience. Virginia has a great agricultural tradition, and it remains a key … Continue reading

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VRS, Unplugged

It was little reported but one of the most vexing issues this session has been the future of the “VRS” (a.k.a. the Virginia Retirement System). For those that don’t know, VRS is the primary pension system for Virginia state employees, … Continue reading

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Close to Wrapping Up Today

We’ve been on the floor all day today, either adopting committee reports or Governor’s recommendations. Just killed Governor’s amendment to SB 471, Doctor Northam’s annual effort to promote physical education in our public schools. Four outstanding issues:  State Budget (headed … Continue reading

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HB 1160 Fights “Patriot Act” Detentions

The lion and the lamb shall lay down together. So says the Book of Revelation.  Need another example that the Apocalypse is upon us?  Try the legislative history of HB 1160,  jointly endorsed by the ACLU and Tea Party Patriots.  … Continue reading

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