Monthly Archives: January 2015

Plastic Bag Bill Fails (this year)

Another day, another cause. This morning, I presented SB 886, establishing a 5 cent “plastic bag tax” on convenience and grocery store sales in counties or cities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The revenues raised by the bill (approx. $20m … Continue reading

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Senate defeats anti-DACA bill

The Senate was the center of political attention in Virginia today.  How do I know that?  Well Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer and Mark Warner all sent me emails telling me to “email my State Senator” to vote “no” against SB … Continue reading

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SB 892 saves lives

Today’s spotlight on legislation deals with SB 892, the “Good Samaritan” bill, which I filed last week.  The legislation provides an affirmative defense from prosecution for anyone that contact police or emergency providers in a drug overdose situation. Like most … Continue reading

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Thank you Toddy

This week saw the retirement announcement of one of the classiest ladies in Richmond, Senator Linda T. “Toddy” Puller (D-Mt. Vernon). Besides being a fellow member of the “my nickname is my name” club, Toddy is also family by marriage … Continue reading

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The Joe Morrissey Rock

“Elvis on the James” hereby brings you “The Joe Morrissey Rock” (sung to the tune of “The Jailhouse Rock”)   Joe Morrissey ran for Delegate from the County jail The Dem leadership was angry, they began to wail They held … Continue reading

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