Petition drive: Norfolk elected school board
2014 Elections / Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Petition drive: Norfolk elected school board

Another petition drive is underway to put the question of an elected school board on the ballot. The Norfolk Citizens for an Elected School Board’s Facebook page is here. The group has gathered about 3,000 signatures but some 13,000 are needed to make the November ballot. The group plans to gather signatures at the polls … Continue reading

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Update on candidates’ forums
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Update on candidates’ forums

The Norfolk candidates’ forum tonight will go on as scheduled but without the participation of current mayor, Paul Fraim. I am told that the other two candidates for mayor will be present, along with the two candidates vying in Ward 5. In addition, there will be a forum this Friday for Newport News candidates. The … Continue reading

ICYMI: The legislature’s dereliction of duty
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: The legislature’s dereliction of duty

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. The dereliction of duty is the member’s failure to do what is best for the citizens of Virginia. Over a year ago, I pointed out that the creation of the MIRC and how it basically meant that Medicaid expansion wasn’t done. As I watched last … Continue reading