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.
This is one of the more fun weeks in the General Assembly, as the House and the Senate take one look at each other’s hard work and dump it into the nearest trash bin. A few bills warrant a little bit of watching. HB1579 This is Glenn Oder’s bill to make economic development projects help […]
During this past election, many conservatives including myself, pointed to the fact that Governor Palin had executive experience, while Barack Obama had none. This most recent stimulus debate has proven us to be correct in our assesment. President Obama could have prevented much of the pork from being entered into this bill had he simply […]
With the House and Senate supporting very different bans on restaurant smoking, I think this is headed for a game of chicken. Both houses will insist on their versions, and a lot will depend on who is appointed to conference. If anything less than the compromise struck between Speaker Howell and Gov. Kaine reaches the […]
Jim mentioned the gubernatorial candidates trying to be funny but now you can see the highlight reel for yourself. Style Weekly has put together a video of the four gubernatorial candidates at February 11th’s Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association’s annual dinner.
I don’t know if I’m supposed to laugh or cry. Perhaps I should cry laughing or laugh while crying. Regardless, this report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch about last evening’s correspondents dinner left me, well, wishing I had the time back. So, doing like any good friend would, let me share the pain with you! Check […]
I’ll go ahead and up front admit to some early suspicion of a “right wing conspiracy” to undermine President Obama. But that’s a little melodramatic, isn’t it? So, I’ve adjusted myself, come back to reason, and will just say that there seems to be concerted effort by the Republican establishment to continue with business as […]
The State Senate has wisely delayed consideration of the budget for another week until this year’s revenue projections are actually released next week. “For the past three weeks, our Caucus has argued for caution in budgeting,” noted Senator Walter A. Stosch (R – Henrico), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a budget conferee. […]