The legislative show begins

I followed my own advice yesterday. In my latest op-ed, which appeared in Wednesday’s Virginian-Pilot, I urged readers to log onto the General Assembly website to watch the proceedings of the legislature. Late yesterday afternoon, when I had a little bit of a break from work, I did just that. I tuned in just in time to hear some of the Senate floor speeches about the committee partisan makeup.

People often ask me how I keep up with what’s going on in Richmond. The live streams are the only way – and that’s assuming I have some time. Otherwise, I’m left to catch up on Twitter later on. I follow enough folks that are either in the legislature or cover the legislature that I get a pretty good idea of what’s going on. (And I use the best Twitter client available: UberSocial, which remembers the last tweet read.)

One thing I didn’t see yesterday, although I mentioned it as upcoming in my article, was the House
P&E committee vote
on congressional redistricting. For that, I had to rely on a text that I received, which let me know the vote. I was proud of Del. Lionell Spruill, Sr. who joined Del. Mark Sickles in voting against this plan. Thumbs down to the other Dems on this committee who voted in favor.

There will be plenty of opportunity to watch the show that is the Virginia General Assembly this year. I hope more tune in and see it.


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