Daily Archives: July 22, 2009

NC shows VA what Democrats do

Want to know what a Democrat Governor with a Democrat House and Senate can do? Look at our neighbors to the South, North Carolina, whose Democrats run the entire legislature and the Governor’s Mansion. They’ve just agreed to raise the sales tax for everyone to 7.75% and raise state income taxes 2% from 7 to […]

  • Kaine Follows Cuccinelli’s Lead, Calls for Special SessionPolicy

    Despite traveling all across the country on behalf of the DNC, Gov. Tim Kaine was in Richmond long enough to actually do something worthwhile: listen to Sen. Ken Cuccinelli and heed his advice. Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for Virginia Attorney General, has been calling on the governor to convene a special session of the General […]

  • Jody Wagner takes credit for transportation authoritiesPolitics

    Just got a press release forwarded to me from Jody Wagner, eminent scholar of popcorn and fuzzy math (which reminds me – both her revenue projections and her popcorn are full of hot air!). “For the past four years, Jody Wagner has helped Governor Kaine work across party lines to produce bi-partisan, common sense solutions […]

  • Republicans for Deeds?Politics

    The Deeds campaign announced today the following “Republicans” were endorsing him: Sen. Brandon Bell (R. – Roanoke Co.) – Member of Senate: 1992-96; 2004-2008. Sen. John Chichester (R. – Stafford) – Member of Senate: 1978-2008. Elected President pro tempore of the Senate, 2000. Former Chair of Finance Committee. Sen. Russ Potts (R. – Winchester) – […]

  • Rest Stop RodeoPolicy

    Who would have thought that the biggest issue of the Summer of 2009 would have been…rest stops? Of course, when you think about it, it encompasses all the elements of a hot-button political issue: the economy, transportation, the free market, the tenth amendment / federal-state relations, etc. If you don’t know what I am referring […]

  • Congratulations! Kaine to spend entire day in Virginia!Policy

    It’s an exciting day! Governor Tim Kaine is actually going to spend the entire day in Virginia! I can hardly contain my excitement! Kaine’s usual itinerary boasts “Aspen, Atlanta, Biloxi, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia and San Francisco.” But Virginia? I never expected that. Who knows? […]