Charniele Herring was the certified winner of the special election held Tuesday for the seat of ex-Del. Brian Moran, D-Alexandria, who resigned to focus on his race for governor. But House Republicans declined to seat her a second time yesterday, pending the results of a recount set for Jan. 26. Republican Joe Murray, who lost the [...]
Entries from January 2009
January 16th, 2009 · No Comments · ELECTIONS
January 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized
Del. Thomas D. Gear, R-Hampton, proposes paying $240,000 to a Phoebus man who served seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit, reports the Daily Press.
January 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized
The judicial performance evaluation reports of the first five judges to go through the process remain sealed today after the House and Senate Courts of Justice Courts of Justice Committees were unable to decide how to handle them. The Supreme Court of Virginia has given the evaluations to the chairmen of the committees but issued [...]
January 14th, 2009 · No Comments · STATE BUDGET
Legislators expect to focus on the budget and, according to a Media General report, the lawmakers are finding plenty to criticize in Gov. Kaine’s spending proposals.
January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · JUDGESHIPS
Four state senators hope to enlist other legislators in an effort to avoid partisan bickering over judicial appointments and redistricting, reports The Winchester Star. The Commonwealth Caucus is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans who agreed to support non-partisan redistricting, fairer judicial selection, and protection of the environment. Posted by Peter Vieth
January 9th, 2009 · No Comments · LICENSE PLATES
The annual effort to establish new custom license plates continues. The latest, per House Bill 1701, is a plate that allows a driver to declare him/herself to be a “SEAFOOD LOVER.” The plate is being promoted by the Virginia Marine Products Board, an industry group. Officials at Red Lobster could not be reached for comment (OK, [...]