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Topic - David B. Albo
Virginia legislators took time from wrapping up the people's business on Friday, the penultimate day of the 2012 General Assembly session, to participate in the annual "Sensitivity Caucus Awards Day."
An appearance by D.C. politics legend Marion Barry made for some good radio on WAMU's popular Politics Hour on Friday.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday signed off on a measure that codifies a version of the state's common-law "castle doctrine" granting civil immunity to those using deadly force against intruders.
The government apparatus in Virginia will extract $38.6 billion in taxes, fees and charges from the public this year. As the General Assembly convenes the 2011 regular session today, some lawmakers are suggesting this considerable sum isn't enough. They want more wealth transferred from consumers' pockets into Richmond's coffers.
RICHMOND (AP) — Legislation to end the punitive fees on dangerous drivers cleared its final Senate committee yesterday en route to a floor vote, but reimbursements for those who already have paid them aren't along for the ride.
RICHMOND — Delegate David B. Albo is standing his ground in support of the "abusive driver" fees that the state started imposing against Virginia drivers in the summer, despite pressure from fellow lawmakers and Virginia residents to scrap the law.
Mr. Albo said Virginia is "right on track" to meet the projected $65 million, based on a similar program in Texas.
"If people want to run on increasing taxes on law-abiding citizens and cutting taxes on drunk drivers, then we can have that debate because that is what it is all about," he said.