It was a long day at the State Capitol yesterday. The Senate did pass a revised State Budget (due to weakened revenue projections) and also elected a new round of judges, including Grace Carroll who will take the Circuit Court bench in Fairfax. That’s an excellent choice.
Nothing happened with Medicaid, just as we all predicted.
The Senate Republicans also announced new committee assignments. It was a mixed bag for me. I’ve again lost my seat on the Courts of Justice committee. (I had been the only member of that committee who practiced law in northern Virginia. Currently, there are zero NoVA lawyers represented). I also lost my seat on the Privileges and Elections Committee, which I had served on since 2007.
I picked up new assignments for Education/Health and Social Services, so that’s a switch. I had not asked for these committees, but I’m ready to do my best.
When you’re in the minority, you have no control over these things.