Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ethics Bill Clearing the Floor

The bill (SB 1424) is an ugly leviathan.  It’s far too long (98 pages) and has more definitions than a Webster’s Dictionary.  I’m glad to say I had no part in drafting it. Basically all gifts over $100 are banned, … Continue reading

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“Surveillance” bill rolls on to the Governor

The 2015 Assembly struck a major blow for liberty this afternoon, as we passed the conference committee report for SB 965, my legislation which states that law enforcement cannot use “surveillance technology” to covertly track citizens, when there is no … Continue reading

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“Small Business” Definition Bill Due to Pass

On many occasions, I have written or spoken about Virginia’s “small business” program which does an uneven job of distributing contracting opportunities to small or minority-owned businesses for state-related business. For the past two years, I’ve sat on the Procurement … Continue reading

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“Tebow Bill” Goes to Governor …

I have a confession to make:  I loved to watch Tim Tebow play football.  I loved his hard-nosed running, his passion to win and his faithfulness. I even loved his inability to throw a spiral. So why can’t I seem … Continue reading

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Miracle on Ice — 35 Years Later

Do you remember where you were on February 21, 1980? I do.  It was a Friday night and I was a sports-crazy sixth grader at J.C. Wood Elementary in Fairfax City.  I had been following the US team as they … Continue reading

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