Early Sunday morning, Virginia General Assembly budget negotiators broke their impasse and agreed on a deal. Preliminary indications are that House Republicans managed to prevail on the Senate many necessary amendments to the budget.
I’ve argued that SB 924 — the bill that requires the 21 abortion clinics in Virginia to meet the same standards as outpatient care — may not be the victory we think it is. Why? Because abortion clinics will simply meet the high standards imposed, thus further entrenching the idea that abortion is safe, victimless, […]
The Democrats already knew they had a tough row to hoe in the State Senate this year. And three major retirements in Northern Virginia made the job a lot tougher.
Delegate Scott Garrett’s bill regulating synthetic marijuana is expected to pass soon and due to emergency clauses contained within the bill, it will go into effect relatively quickly. As a physician, Scott Garrett is very qualified to speak to the health issues associated with synthetic marijuana which include instances of a rapid heart rate and well […]
As the 2011 session of the Virginia General Assembly draws to a close, legislators have much to be proud of, including the Commonwealth’s largest investment in transportation in a generation, more protections for womens’ health and a constitutional amendment to defend Virginia property owners in the Kelo era (so much for the claim that nothing […]