Monday, January 14, 2019

State Senator Surovell's Legislative Agenda

Summarizing the points from Sen. Surovell's piece in the Fort Hunt Herald, wording his:

the budget — $1 billion excess revenue “to appropriate” (spend)

carrying twenty-five bills, the limit in the Senate

Governor Northam’s coal ash bill — ban leaving ash in place

Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment — one more state to 38 for ratification in the U.S. Constitution

clean up the Code of Virginia’s provisions for same-sex couples who use assisted conception.

provide temporary driving permits to all Virginians regardless of immigration status

Friday, January 11, 2019

Fairfax County Drone Racing

Fairfax County is exploring the possibility of using drones for recreational purposes including, “Virtual reality, children’s camps and UAS racing.”

Sign me up!

The county is accepting feedback until February 8.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pelosi & Presidents

When Speaker Pelosi assumed the gavel last week, she mentioned two U.S. Presidents in her opening remarks, both of them Republicans.
As President Reagan said in his last speech as president: “If we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.”

I close by remembering a cherished former Member of this body, who rose to become a beloved President, and who, last month, returned once more to lie in state. That week, we honored President George Herbert Walker Bush with eulogies, tributes and tears. Today, I single out one of his great achievements – working with both Democrats and Republicans to write the Americans With Disabilities Act into the laws of our land.