The winter of 2010 turned out to be one of Virginia’s coldest in nearly 25 years, but as though Providence was smiling upon the Old Dominion, the day of Robert F. McDonnell’s Inauguration to be Virginia’s 71st Governor dawned sunny and mild. McDonnell took the office promising a Commonwealth of Opportunity.
From creating Virginia’s Health Benefits Exchange to tackling explosive Medicaid costs and suing the federal government, Virginia leaders are looking at full agenda for health care policy in 2011. In the end, they hope more people will get better value for their health care dollar.
During a December speech to members of the Senate Finance, House Appropriations and House Finance Committees, McDonnell directed funds to areas that directly benefit job creation, including: Economic Development, Higher Education, Transportation, and Government Reform.
Even though 2011 promises to be a good year with the anti-incumbent mood so strong, and Northern Virginia already being a battleground for Republicans, many Republicans will silently be asking themselves if late primaries and a multitude of candidates can actually help the party.
According to the Washington Examiner, an anti-Walmart protest group has published this flyer with the home address of the developer. This screen shot was taken from their website. The flyer isn’t there anymore. But, as they say, nothing ever really disappears on the Internet. But, take a look at the flyer. The graphic has the […]
Show notes: J.R. interviews Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-26). Obenshain talks about the view from the Senate regarding the governor’s legislative agenda. Additionally, he discusses his bill to privatize ABC stores, gives kudos to Del. Bob Brink (D-48) for bringing the legislation forward in the House, and explains his reasons why he thinks privatization is a […]
Despite the claims of some in the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, nothing in the history of conservative political thought suggests that conservatives support anarchism.
In a follow up to Mayor Helsel’s win yesterday, WAVY News 10 is reporting that the Democratic canvass has been cancelled. Were they unable to find a decent candidate? Or perhaps they just realized that it was a district they just couldn’t win. All I have to say is, welcome to the General Assembly, Delegate […]
People buy things they don’t need all the time, from harpoons to Chia Pets. It’s part of being an American. But that doesn’t stop gun control advocates from trying to ban things they think you have no business needing or buying.