Monthly Archives: January 2014

SB 212: Making FOIA Apply to the Gen Assembly

Lost in the shuffle amidst the calls about “ethics reform” is a very singular omission in our state disclosure laws:  the fact that the Virginia Freedom of Information Act does not apply to the General Assembly.  See VA Code 2.2-3705.7. … Continue reading

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Former Governor Indicted Today

Just picked up the headline from the Richmond Times Dispatch. It’s a fourteen-count indictment against the Governor and his wife.  I’m reading it right now.  A few preliminary observations: 1.  Innocent until proven guilty. 2.  Getting a conviction is a … Continue reading

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Hybrid Repeal Passes Floor, Solar Freedom Advances thru Committee

The repeal of the hybrid tax moved through the full Senate on a 35-3 vote today.  Overwhelming. And this was considered a long shot, even a week ago. Meanwhile, my solar freedom bill (SB 222) got a unanimous report from … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend: Highlights Below

Okay, it was an action-packed weekend.  On Friday night, I stopped by the “Blue Jeans” inaguaral ball at Northern Virginia Community College.  There were at least 200 people in attendance,of which approximately half were candidates for the recently-vacated Eighth District … Continue reading

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Senate Finance Votes to Repeal Hybrid Penalty

This morning, the Senate Finance Committee took up a number of bills relating to the notorious “hybrid penalty,” which was enacted as part of last year’s Landmark Transportation Legislation  The fee was added at the request of the McDonnell administration, … Continue reading

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