Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tax Credit Elimination Passes

Every session, I make it a mission to find a useless tax credit in the Virginia Code and eliminate it. This year, my bill is SB 1399 and the target is the tax credit for political donations, which currently enables … Continue reading

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RTD Story Misses a Key Point

When I’m in session, I rely on the Richmond Times-Dispatch which is the daily media for Virginia politics.  It always has the inside dope. Today, I picked up my usual copy at 6:00 a.m. at the Robinson Street Starbucks.  The … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, Size Does Matter

Today was a really good day for our legislative staff. We got two major pieces of legislation through the demanding Senate Courts committee:  SB 891 (strengthening the rights of subcontractors to collect through mechanic’s liens) and SB 892 (ensuring that … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop Pretending “Deflate-gate” is a Real Scandal

In the unreal world of American media, there must be a national scandal at all times.   A prime subject is the NFL, whose overwhelming popularity overshadows all other sports, thus making it a 24/7 target for every social agenda. That … Continue reading

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Racing Through the Streets (of Richmond)

Dear Friends, Virginians and Citizens of Fairfax: If the long session in Richmond is a 5K race, the short session is a quarter-mile dash. You start fast and never let up.  This year, the Senate will review nearly 700 pieces … Continue reading

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