ICYMI: Follow the legislature in action

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Wednesday. The legislative session starts in just under eight weeks. And, of course, we have the 100-member House of Delegates plus the three statewide offices up for election next year. Yes, the two are connected: watch the number of “brochure bills” that will be introduced next session. The fate is usually the same – they fail – but it gives the members the opportunity to include such bills on their literature in the fall campaign.

If you haven’t checked out the newly designed General Assembly website, now’s the time to do it. Note the web address has changed as well. It is not as intuitive as the prior site – I really hate the “Go” buttons – and I think they made everything much too small, but it is what it is. (They should have followed the lead of the redesigned Legislative Information System, which is far more user friendly and much easier on the eyes.)

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