Monthly Archives: December 2012

Redskins, Cliff Dwellers Prepare to Ring in New Year

It’s no exaggeration to say that the Redskins Renaissance over the past seven weeks has totally changed the atmosphere in the Washington D.C. area. But for the Redskins, we would likely have 24/7 news coverage of the “fiscal cliff” talks … Continue reading

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Restoring Rights in Virginia

Prefiling season is here.   Two weeks ago, I filed my first set of bills for 2013. One of the bills getting some attention is SJ 269, a proposal that I’ve spoken about several times — but never personally sponsored. Right … Continue reading

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The Virginia “RPS” Standard — Is it RIP for 2013?

For years, environmentalists have been a voice in the wilderness criticizing Virginia’s RPS (renewable portfolio standard), which “encourages” but doesn’t require Virginia utilities to invest in renewable resources, such as water, solar and wind. Unlike our neighboring states, the RPS … Continue reading

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Merry Griff-mas, Redskins Fans

(Cue Handel’s Messiah …) “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. And the government shall be upon his shoulders. And his name shall be call-ed .. Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince … Continue reading

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“Case Load” Stats Short-change NoVA Courts — and how we change that

On Monday, December 17th, the Governor unveiled some holiday stocking stuffers to the General Assembly “money” committees, i.e. the Senate Finance and House Appropriation members. On balance, the Governor played Santa Claus, handing out surplus-derived treats for certain selected agencies.  … Continue reading

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