Monthly Archives: January 2013

Foreclosure Bill Passes Floor, “Free Rivers” Clears Committee

It was a big day for me today.  My bill prohibiting the use of a forged document in obtaining a foreclosure (SB 734) passed the Senate floor this afternoon on a vote of 31-8.  That’s the largest margin we have … Continue reading

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Game Change!

In the House Finance committee yesterday, my friend the Secretary of Transportation described the Governor’s transportation plan to raise the sales tax on Virginia residents,  eliminate the gas tax paid by out-of-state drivers, and charge a $100 penalty on hybrid … Continue reading

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Justice Carrico Lies in State

Earlier this week, Justice Harry L. Carrico, former chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, died at the age of 96.  His body is currently lying in state in the Capitol.  I went over there earlier today to pay my … Continue reading

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A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (in P&E …)

It’s been four hours since we began today’s meeting for the Senate Privileges & Elections Committee.  We have considered and rejected the electoral college bill.  We have considered almost a dozen constitutional amendments.  Some passed, some failed. My own bill … Continue reading

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Electoral College Bill Goes Back to School

A few minutes ago, the bill to reallocate Virginia’s electoral votes (SB 723) was defeated in the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections.  I don’t think the vote is posted yet on the Internet, but my observation was that it … Continue reading

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