This Tuesday, July 1, hundreds of new laws passed during the 2008 General Assembly session became effective. Perhaps first on the list for some, if you like sangria, then you are in luck because that wine and liquor blend can now be legally served in pitchers in Virginia restaurants.
FCPS Names Reed Smith LLP ‘Partner of the Year’ Providing backpacks filled with enough school supplies for an entire year to each Graham Road Elementary student is just one of the many public services Reed Smith LLP has offered the school. The law firm, one of the 15 largest […]
Meeting deep into the night last week, the Fairfax County School Board rejected Superintendent Jack Dale’s recommendation that stiff fees be required in the coming fiscal year for participation in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and PSAT tests, and in athletics and other activity programs.
By a 39-0 vote, with Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) not voting, the Virginia State Senate passed legislation yesterday to repeal the unpopular abusive driver fees that went into effect last July. Adding a sense of urgency, an emergency clause was added to the bill to ensure the repeal would go into […]
Reporting on state government Each year about this time, state agencies begin reporting data for the previous fiscal year. One such document prepared by the Virginia Department of Transportation reports on the state and Federal funds expected to be dedicated to the maintenance of the highway system for next six […]
On the Run Summers in Virginia are usually characterized by hot weather and slow political activity.
A Most Gracious Lady It was with a great deal of sadness that I learned of the passing of Lady Bird Johnson. It was my great honor to have met and talked with her.
The year 2007 began in a frightening way for several young people in the Lincolnia area of Mason District. They were attacked by a 6-month-old female pit bull who was running off-leash, was not licensed, and had not received a rabies vaccination. Fortunately for the children, their injuries were not […]
Legislative Gridlock Having emerged from the just concluded Special Session of the General Assembly, I have been trying to figure out how best to explain to you what happened and what did not happen.
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