Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

June 25, 2014 5:32 PM0 comments

Well, these first six months as your Delegate in Richmond certainly have been interesting. Shortly after being sworn into office in January, I got an up close and personal opportunity to witness: • A State of the Commonwealth address delivered by an outgoing Governor about to be indicted. • The […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 24, 2014 11:51 AM0 comments

Silver-tongued Gov. Terry McAuliffe blew into town June 18 to help the Arlington Committee of 100 celebrate its 60th anniversary. The crowd of 150-plus for the fancier-than-usual banquet at Washington Golf and Country Club rightfully congratulated itself on the civility of its even-handed monthly debates. McAuliffe, however, spoke with more […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 19, 2014 10:46 AM0 comments

This is high school graduation week in Fairfax County, as thousands of students complete their secondary education and embark on the next phases of their lives. Congratulations to all our graduates, and to their parents, too! One outstanding Mason District resident, Fahim-Faraaz Syed, was honored last week with a Celebrate […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 18, 2014 7:00 PM0 comments

Last week the General Assembly reconvened for a Special Session, passed a state budget and attempted to ensure that Governor McAuliffe would have no possible option of expanding Medicaid without securing full legislative concurrence.

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Editorial: McAuliffe Should Veto the Budget

6:43 PM6 comments

In one of the slimier political moves in memory, a conservative Democrat in southern Virginia was persuaded to resign his job last week on the promise of some lucrative new employment for himself and his daughter. Sen. Phillip Puckett’s sudden resignation gave the Republicans a 20-19 majority in the Senate, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 17, 2014 1:30 PM1 comment

Arlington schools chief Patrick Murphy is ending the 2013-14 year with a bang. Last month, he was named superintendent of the year by statewide authorities (making him eligible for the national contest). Weeks later, Arlington Public Schools won the Medallion for Performance Excellence from the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality […]

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Guest Commentary: Questioning The Little City’s ‘Surface Tax’

June 12, 2014 11:05 AM1 comment

In its quest to remain on the cutting edge of the environmental movement, the Little City has now imposed a “stormwater fee” on non-organic surfaces.

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Editorial: Our Boss As a ‘Capital Pride Hero’

June 11, 2014 8:02 PM3 comments

Last Saturday, over 250,000 excited people lined the streets of Washington, D.C. to cheer, yell, shout and generally exude amazing enthusiasm for the annual Capital Gay Pride parade winding through streets in the northwest part of town. A part of the annual parade and festival has become the practice of […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 10, 2014 12:06 PM1 comment

I was hit up by a stranger on Lee Highway last month. But instead of soliciting my money, he wanted my promise not to give money – to today’s mercenary political candidates. As Virginia’s 8th District voters headed for the polls in the June 10 primary to fill the seat of Rep. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force continues to gather information and refine recommendations for possible Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered later this year. As noted in this column many times, the Task Force was created in 2012 after a series of well-attended public workshops that, essentially, […]

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