I’ve watched and read and listened with interest- and mostly confusion- about this stimulus package, really trying to put aside partisanship to, as objectively as possible, analyze the situation. Today’s NYT article (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/us/politics/17repubs.html?_r=1&th&emc=th)about where many of the nation’s state governors stand shows us where the rubber hits the road. And that is where those politicians […]
Those looking for the path the Republican Party should take for any rebound from recent Democrat victories need to look no further than the 84th district. Del. Sal Iaquinto is racking up points by excelling at what used to be considered the basics – responsiveness to constituents, crafting legislation that helps and protects, keeping voters […]
Oh, this hasn’t been brewing for awhile (deep sarcasm intended). Looks like the latest post on TC by Loudoun Insider on Sen. Ken Cuccinelli’s military service has spilled over into a no holds barred battle royale at Shaun Kenney’s blog. Let’s just hope both of them don’t forget they’re on the same team.
Wondering how much of a state deficit we’re going to have? Kaine just released the numbers. What’s the outcome? We make money because of the Federal government’s actions! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, here’s the money quote: “In sum, the combination of the downward and upward adjustments to biennial revenues should produce a positive benefit to […]
Virginia is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents, all depicted in our banner today: George Washington (1731-1799) Westmoreland County Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Albemarle County James Madison (1751-1836) Port Conway James Monroe (1758-1831) Westmoreland County William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) Charles City County John Tyler (1790-1862) Greenway Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) Barboursville, Orange County Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) Staunton […]
Unless, of course, you live in Virginia Beach. In what has to be one of the silliest decisions in recent memory, the school board announced that today would be a work day / school day to make-up for their ill-conceived and premature closing of school a few weeks back for a snowfall that never came. […]
In this week’s Virginia Politics On-Demand, Sen. Mark Obenshain joins us to discuss last week’s near power sharing agreement and the effect of Chairman Frederick’s “tweet”, several bits of legislation, including the “Triggerman Rule”, and what the Senate might do with the state budget.