Veto Day As I write this, the General Assembly is scheduled finish its work for the year tomorrow. Having completed its principal legislative work on February 28-45 days after convening-the Assembly returns 45 days later to consider the Governor’s vetoes and amendments.
$3 Billion in Cuts as ‘Philosophical Divide’ Persists It’s going to be an ugly 45-day legislative session that gets underway in Richmond next week. Decisions on almost $3 billion in state budget cuts, due to the economic downturn, face the same “philosophical divide” between liberals and moderates, on one side, […]
Each autumn, Fairfax County adopts a legislative package of requests to the Virginia General Assembly for possible action in the winter session in Richmond.
Legislators Say 2-Year Cuts to Top $3.2 Billion A massive $3.2 billion shortfall walloping the current and next fiscal year budgets in Virginia will take a deep toll in state funding of localities, Falls Church’s two representatives in Richmond, State Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple and State Del. Jim Scott, told […]
Downhill from Here Last week, we reached the halfway point of the 2007 General Assembly session as last Tuesday was “Crossover.”
As one of the leaders of the Senate, I have been in Richmond this week with the newly-elected Senators while they attend New Member Orientation.
As fall approaches legislators and candidates begin to focus on the issues that they hope will be on the top of the legislative agenda for January 2008.
Two of the City’s transportation legislative priorities have either been accomplished or are well on the way. Red light running cameras, important to our city’s safety, have been reauthorized. Meanwhile, there is strong hope for breaking the decade long impasse on funding that has imperiled our transportation infrastructure. In both […]
January 4 – 10, 2007
In the historic election of 2006, voters entrusted a new majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. With their votes, the American people asked for change. They cast their ballots in favor of a New Direction.