Monthly Archives: January 2013

Foreclosure Reform Powers Thru Courts

This morning we had the hearing on my annual bill on foreclosure reform, SB 734, which makes it illegal to obtain a foreclosure in Virginia based on a forged or fraudulent document.  After testimony from proponents and opponents alike, the … Continue reading

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SB 852 Creates Jobs, but Fails in Subcommittee

This morning was the hearing on SB 852, which is my bill to link renewable energy credits (or “REC’s”) to projects that actually create jobs in Virginia. I wrote about this a few weeks ago … essentially, Virginia’s 2007 utility … Continue reading

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Dateline Richmond — aka Dysfunction Junction

It’s been a surreal week in Richmond, with friends across the country sending me emails and texts to see if I’m OK in light of “Redistrict-gate.” Hell, I’m fine. Last night I stopped by the Virginia Seafood Council’s reception at … Continue reading

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SB 1140 Gets a Good Back-lashing

Every year you have one bill which draws critics like a picnic attracts bees. This year, my candidate is SB 1140, which ironically is a bill I am carrying at the request of the McDonnell administration.  The bill furthers a … Continue reading

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Biking Bill Wins Senate Stage (23-17), On to House

It was a chaotic day on the Senate floor with speeches being lobbed back and forth like so many hand grenades.  Suffice to say that the “out of turn” redistricting plan — introduced and passed by surprise vote yesterday — … Continue reading

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