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>

Quote/Moment Of The Day: First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All The Lawyers

February 20, 2013 | No comments

Today, as a long floor session was winding down, the House took up SB 1159, a bill relating to admission to the Virginia Bar. Among those granting an exception, along with out of state lawyers, were to be law professors. … Read more>

Quote Of The Day: Aunt Esther Speaks Again

February 7, 2013 | 1 comment

As I wrote yesterday, as entertaining as General Assembly committees and floor sessions can be, the media quotes and social media output from members can be every bit as noteworthy. That was the case last week when the Aunt Read more>

Day 4: Quotes Of The Day

January 14, 2013 | No comments

Two quips make today’s QOD. First, on the House Floor, Delegate Keith Hodges (R-98, Urbanna) eloquently praised the General Assembly IT staff, which redesigned and updated the GA website, as well as a new e-mail system, then mentored all legislative … Read more>

If The Chairman Doesn’t Know What’s In The Budget . . .

February 10, 2011 | 2 comments

It makes you wonder . . . what exactly is in a $78 billion budget? How much waste and unwanted and unneeded programs are embedded in it?

While it is pardonable that the average Joe and Jane Virginian does not … Read more>

Cox, Janis Fill Out GOP Leadership Team In House Of Delegates, But What About The Office Space?

December 6, 2010 | 3 comments

Post: O'Bannon And Hugo Vying For GOP Caucus Chairmanship

March 29, 2010 | 1 comment

Quote Of The Day

March 12, 2010 | No comments

Today’s QOD comes from the House floor where, after introducing students from a high school in his district, Delegate Joe Morrissey (D-74, Henrico), known for almost daily “Morrissey moments” of righteous indignation during the House’s morning hour said, to … Read more>

The Truly Big News Today At The General Assembly: Richbrau Closes!

February 19, 2010 | No comments

Today, the news making the biggest waves throughout Capitol Square isn’t the budget, or liberals’ reaction to Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposed cuts. It’s not the speculation on the budget the House Appropriations Committee will produce Sunday or whether the Senate Finance Read more>

Virginia Health Care Freedom Act Gains More National Attention

February 8, 2010 | 1 comment

The American Legislative Exchange Council is an organization of state legislators that  promotes conservative and free market legislation throughout the 50 state legislatures. Its immediate past national chairman is Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell (R-28, Fredericksbug). Its … Read more>