Young political wonks from 13 Virginia colleges and universities gave battle Friday against the dreaded gerrymander, unveiling new maps that attempt to redraw the commonwealth's voting districts the fairest possible way.
Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission urges focus on redevelopment, adjusting to aging population
Six years ago, Fairfax County had approximately 600,000 jobs and 380,000 households. Fast forward to 2030, and the work force in Virginia's most populous county will have grown by an estimated 40 percent to 845,000 jobs.
A Herndon businessman who had been pursuing a run for Virginia's state Senate announced Thursday that he now plans to seek the post held by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon S. Bulova (D) this fall.
"This year will be remembered as a bag of mixed results. Certainly, the abortion issue came to the fore and was handled in a poor manner. . .It will leave a bad taste in the mouths of many as far as this session is concerned. My caucus will grow wiser from having seen this done."--Sen. Donald McEachin (D-Richmond) "I think you got a got a transportation plan, a higher ed bill, and no tax increase, I think that's a great year, a great accomplishment."--Del. Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax)
| February 28, 2011; 2:51 PM ET |
Categories: Anita Kumar, Fredrick Kunkle, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate
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"Society ought to be judged not by how it treats the people at the top -- it should be judged by how it treats the people at the bottom," Englin said. "So we want to make sure the most vulnerable among us are taken care of."
The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates have adopted competing plans to amend the state's two-year $78 billion budget and will now spend the remainder of this year's legislative session hashing out differences in the documents.
Rosalind S. Helderman and Fredrick Kunkle
| February 10, 2011; 6:25 PM ET |
Categories: Fredrick Kunkle, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate
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