As we celebrate the 100th Birthday of Ronald Reagan, one only needs to look back on his service to our nation and among the causes he championed, there is one that stands out: His devotion to the sanctity of life. In fact, Reagan passed executive orders condemning abortion, and during his eight years as President, […]
Governor McDonnell informed the legislature that revenues are expected to be $152 million higher than was initially believe just a couple of months ago (WaPo). For the most part, McDonnell asked that the money be used prudently: $50M to the “rainy-day fund,” $38M to scale back the accelerated sales tax nonsense, and another $38M to […]
The first FEC filings are in, and the only one with any stats is… Jamie Radtke, who lapped Democrat Jim Webb about eight times in fundraising for the last part of 2010. Ouch. The givers are also a bit interesting. At first glance, it’s about 50 different people with 12 different last names, all of […]
Updated Friday morning. The census data is out and it looks like Northern Virginia might be the big winner. Statement from Del. Mark Cole, Chairman of the Privileges and Elections Committee.
“That reminds me of a story,” said Ronald Reagan, in his warm, smooth, low-toned voice, that voice that didn’t have to fake strength. “Everything reminds me of a story.” And the crowd gathered tightly around the monitor at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library chuckled, remembering. I had the opportunity to usher in former […]
Del. Bill Cleaveland (R-17) has proposed a bill that would carve out a new exception to the “Kings Dominion Rule” that would primarily benefit Roanoke City’s public school system. In the process, it might become a starting point for a broader discussion of much-needed educational reforms.
This morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals granted a joint motion by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the Federal Government to move Virginia’s lawsuit against the health care law forward. The case is tentatively scheduled for a hearing between May 10 and 13. The decision to move this case forward came at the request of […]
As seen heavily discussed here at Bearing Drift over the last couple of days (here, here and here), the Autism Insurance Reform Bill (HB2467) passed the House of Delegates today with a 74-24 vote. YEAS–Abbott, Albo, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Athey, BaCote, Barlow, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Cleaveland, Comstock, Cosgrove, Cox, M.K., Crockett-Stark, Dance, Ebbin, Edmunds, Englin, […]
Today, a leader of MS-13 plead guilty to participating a racketeering organization that plotted to kill members of two rival gang members and extorted pimps that trafficked prostitutes in Maryland and Virginia. Jose Anibal Vigil, 21, of Falls Church, Va., pled guilty to a criminal information charging him with being a member of MS-13, a […]