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Delegate David L. Englin's announcement that he will not seek a fifth term in the Virginia House of Delegates surprised observers, but the news was greeted with cautious respect by members of his party Tuesday.
Virginia Del. David L. Englin, Alexandria Democrat, announced Monday night that he will not run for a fifth term in the Virginia House of Delegates, saying he was leaving political life to focus on rebuilding his marriage after having an extramarital affair.
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 gave preliminary approval to a bill that would protect state-licensed private adoption agencies from placing children with families if the placement conflicts with the agency's religious beliefs.
The Virginia House and Senate on Tuesday voted to ban mandatory project labor agreements on state-funded construction projects, a move proponents argue will help protect the state's right-to-work laws and create a level playing field in contract bidding.
Billions of dollars in tax credits, incentives and exemptions which in many cases were poorly targeted or ineffective have prompted a bipartisan push in the Virginia General Assembly for greater disclosure and better accountability in the state tax code.
I was amazed by the statement this week in The Washington Times by Virginia State Delegate David L. Englin, Alexandria Democrat ("Eyes turn to Virginia as state weighs voter ID law," Web, Jan. 2). He is quoted as saying, "There is a concerted effort around the country to make it more difficult, for particularly young people and minorities, to vote." Wouldn't you expect him to have evidence to support such a claim? He doesn't have any.
Virginia legislators are preparing to take on the thorny subject of voter identification laws during the upcoming General Assembly session amid national controversy that includes the Justice Department's rejection of a state law on the matter for the first time in almost 20 years.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell released a two-year, $85 billion budget blueprint Monday that increases spending for K-12 and higher education as well as public pensions, while making targeted cuts in areas such as health care, social services and public broadcasting.