Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, William Howell, will rule against the Senate redistricting plan, ruling it to be not ‘germane’ to the previous House bill. It’s over, done, dead in the water. No delegate in Richmond will have to take a stand on this bill. How convenient for them.
Candidate for Governor, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is now supporting a transportation plan that will increase sales tax and be adjustable for inflation. It will increase revenues by $1.2 BILLION less than the Governor’s plan. Both plans rely on internet sales tax passing the US Congress. Details here. There is still at least one courageous, true conservative, Senator in Richmond who is opposed to both plans since both include tax increases.
Bill Bolling continues to fight hard to be a democrat as he sides with the democrats on many Senate bills.
So, do I have this right? Republicans control the Governorship, and the General Assembly. Out of that they do not get the redistricting bill which would have meant a pickup of republican Senate seats but they do get a bill that will increase taxes. So glad that republicans are in charge in Richmond. It’s really paying off for us. <sarcasm off>
Updates as I receive them.