Wednesday, January 4, 2012

General Assembly 2012: Let's Get Ready to Legislate!

Virginia Tech fans are disappointed (again) this morning, following last night's Sugar Bowl defeat to Michigan.

Legislative geeks, on the other hand, are jazzed: the Virginia General Assembly convenes just one week from today.

It should be an interesting year in Richmond, with the Senate split 20-20 between Republicans and Democrats and a Governor with possible national aspirations (see our post here).


Matt Deegan of C-Ville Weekly has an interview (here) with our colleague at the Bar (and neighbor across High Street), Delegate David Toscano

Toscano, who was recently selected as the Democrats' House Minority Leader, predicts that the Assembly's allocation of education funding could be particularly contentious in 2012.


Toscano's new leadership role, along with Delegate Rob Bell's recently announced intention to seek the Republicans' nod for Attorney General in 2013, mean that Charlottesville's and Albemarle's representatives will be in the spotlight in 2012.

Del. David Toscano