The Pols Are Out And So Are Their Grades: American Conservative Union Releases Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

May 16, 2013 | 2 comments

The General Assembly wrapped up its 2013 business, officially, April 3, at the conclusion of the “Veto” session. Since then, a flurry of scorecards have been released by several organizations, including the Family Foundation’s late last week. Usually released… Read more>

My Life Is Worth Living

January 18, 2013 | 3 comments

I write this with mixed emotions. On one hand, I am pleased to announce that efforts to repeal the updated informed consent law that allows a mother to view the image of her unborn child prior to deciding to have… Read more>

“Tebow Bill” Fails In Senate Education And Health Committee

March 1, 2012 | 5 comments

The Senate Education and Health Committee this morning voted 7-8 (see vote) to defeat HB 947, a bill patroned by Delegate Rob Bell (R-58, Charlottesville), which would have removed a significant barrier preventing home school students from… Read more>

More Education Reform Snuffed Out In Senate

February 27, 2010 | No comments

Earlier in the week we vividly showed how the obstinate the  education reform is to education reform, freedom and choice (see here). Also last week, in a much less publicized action, the Senate killed a modest bill, HB 76… Read more>

Homosexual Agenda Bills Pass Senate, Hit Roadblock In House Today

February 9, 2010 | 2 comments

The past 24 hours have been good for Virginia’s homosexual lobby, at least in the Virginia Senate, where two key legislative initiatives passed. But there also is positive news for values voters in the House of Delegates. Yesterday, the Senate… Read more>

Choose Life Plates Amendment Vote: Analysis Of The Yeas And Neas

February 11, 2009 | No comments

Here’s how they voted on the Cuccinelli floor amendment, which added Choose Life license plates to SB 817, the sale proceeds of which will benefit pregnancy resource centers: YEAS — Colgan, Cuccinelli, Hanger, Hurt, Martin, McDougle, Newman, Norment,… Read more>

When Do Liberals Love Big Oil?

February 6, 2009 | 3 comments

If it’s not the liberal enemy number one, “Big Oil” certainly must be in the Left’s top five. But yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-35, Springfield) played not only played “Big Oil” cheerleader, but also Secretary of State in the… Read more>

Quote Of The Day

January 16, 2009 | No comments

Again, in Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services, where Senator Ken Cuccinelli (R-37, Fairfax) received the second QOD in the three days we’ve awarded them so far this session. Senator Harry Blevins (R-14, Chesapeake) introduced a bill concerning private… Read more>

High Water Mark

June 25, 2008 | No comments

This afternoon has been the high water mark thus far for the Special Tax Session of the General Assembly. Moments ago, Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw’s 35 percent increase in the gas tax passed the Senate on a party-line vote of 21-16 (interestingly,… Read more>