13th HOD District Category Archives
The true beliefs of John Bell, running in the 13th District against Bob Marshall, leak out in a News & Messenger article published yesterday where Bell apparently thinks he can deliver a free lunch to Virginians, and no one is going to have to pay for them. Once again, a democrat starts talking about increasing taxes while Virginia families are dealing […]
Working on a bunch of projects right now that don’t afford me much opportunity to talk about how Jeanette Rishell looked like a complete goof at the Prince William Committee of 100 debate tonight, and about how John Bell got taken to school by Bob Marshall. I saw some readers in the audience, and this […]
Campaign finance reports are now available, and in Prince William County races there are only a few surprises. Most of these are falling in pretty much where I expected, but there are a few surprises here.
While Northern Virginia Democrats are generally on the defensive in many Districts where they usually feel rather comfortable, that still hasn’t stopped the fringe homosexual lobby from once again focusing on Delegate Bob Marshall. In what seems like a perfect reprise of Marshall’s 2007 demolition of the Bruce Roemmelt campaign, the Virginia Partisans Gay & […]
The 4th Circuit affirmed the constitutionality of Virginia’s ban on partial-birth abortion yesterday, ruling in Richmond Medical Center v. Herring that a three judge panel of the same court had erred in declaring the law passed in 2003 was unconstitutional. This should end the effort by some in the “pro choice” crowd to protect the […]
Via the Virginia Citizen’s Defense League, here’s some interesting insight by Delegate Bob Marshall on how Speaker Bill Howell consigns pro-Second Amendment bills to the House of Delegate’s “Death Star” subcomittee in order to get them killed. Is this the opening salvo of another effort to replace the Speaker? With Marshall’s strong run for the […]
I have the Virginia Supreme Court’s opinion on the HB 3202 decision here. Revel in the joy of watching Bob Marshall humble those who have been casually dismissing him, as so often seems to happen, in reading this scathing rebuke of this scheme to establish unconstitutional taxation authorities in Virginia.
I’m hearing that the Virginia Supreme Court has sided with the arguments of Delegate Bob Marshall and determined that granting the Northern Virginia Regional Transportation authority taxation powers is unconstitutional. The power of this authority was granted by the General Assembly during last year’s session with HB 3202. Details aren’t out yet, but […]
Northern Virginia will collect an estimated $335 million additional tax revenue annually beginning tomorrow under the provisions of last year’s transportation compromise. The new taxes affect car rentals, hotel stays, car repairs, and real estate transfers and impose new fees on vehicle licensing and registrations. Should everything work according to plan, this money will supposedly […]
Speaker Howell, in a payback move to Delegate Bob Marshall’s effort to have a different speaker selected, has chosen Delegate Mark Cole of Stafford to chair the House Privileges and Elections Committee despite Marshall being the most senior member on the committee. Although it’s gotten a few bloggers all atwitter, I can’t imagine these […]
Delegate Bob Marshall has pre-filed two bills in the House of Delegates that would help to ensure the integrity of our elections by discouraging those who may not be eligible to vote from participating in an election. The first, HB 64, would require that notices be posted informing voters of the qualifications for voting […]
The Gainesville Times makes mention of Delegate Bob Marshall’s initiative to help combat residential overcrowding in this week’s edition. Since zoning inspectors do not have police powers, they can be refused entry to a residence and prevented from obtaining the evidence they need in order to issue a citation for overcrowding. The result is that […]
The DC Examiner reports that Delegates Bob Marshall and Jeff Frederick are proposing legislation in this session of the General Assembly to combat some of the effects of illegal aliens unlawfully residing in Virginia, with proposals to raise the fine for residential overcrowding and to withhold state funds from localities who fail to deny taxpayer-funded […]
The Washington Blade has decided that the 13th House District is something that the Washington, DC gay community needs to pay attention to, and has published an article in today’s edition entitled “Co-author of Va. marriage amendment faces re-election” that makes it very clear that if you’re part of the homosexual lobby, Bruce Roemmelt is […]
The Help Save Loudoun PAC, which supports candidates that are strong on the illegal alien issue, has announced it’s endorsements. They’ve picked some excellent candidates in Prince William County including Delegates Bob Marshall, Jackson Miller and Jeff Frederick. I couldn’t agree more. These are all top-tier Delegates.
It’s not unusual for political organizations to have their leadership change fairly frequently, but the recent change at the Next Generation Democrats PAC is pretty unusual. It’s not that often that a Communucations Director ends up in a military prison, and has to be replaced.
Dave Montoya (whose bio is now missing from the NGD […]
Mexicanos Sin Fronteras, the local arm of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation which is heading up efforts to boycott businesses in Prince William County and conduct protests, is now announcing that they will hold a “support and solidarity organizing meeting” at the Bull Run Universalist Unitarian Church in Manassas on August 9th at 7PM. […]
Delegate Bob Marshall doesn’t pull his punches, as this evening’s press release demonstrates. He’s filed suit to have HB 3202 declared unconstitutional.
It was going to promote domestic violence. It would irreparably harm the civil rights of large numbers of Virginians. It would usurp powers from the courts. No, it wouldn’t mean cats and dogs being together, but it would certainly be pretty darned close. What was it? It was the Marriage Amendment, which passed overwhelmingly in […]
Bruce Rommelt, the local point man opposing the Marriage Amendment in the 2006 elections, is now saying that he opposed HB 3202 within months of telling readers of the Potomac News that he would have supported it. I guess some political advisor told him that folks seem to be in a frenzy about the […]