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Long-term policy changes needed to improve nation
It is again the time of year during which the President delivers the State of the Union address. Accordingly, let’s review the condition of our nation and how it can be strengthened. In the short t...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State senator aims to stop regulations affecting coal
As the 2015 General Assembly begins, I continue my commitment to protect coal jobs and keep electric rates low in Virginia. It has already become apparent that once again the coal industry is under...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is reform solution enough?
Will reforming Virginia’s redistricting process do much good if our way of electing public servants remains the same? As long as we have winner-take-all elections, we’ll have fights between two par...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coal keeps heat on, food on table
Much of the nation – including our region and areas further south – has been dealing with frigid weather. Several energy companies nationwide asked customers to reduce their electricity consumption...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware of trespassers on your land
To the Editor: Recently, in Dickenson County, I have heard from residents who have observed men coming onto their land with no prior notice. These men have not been invited, nor have they gotten pe...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rule change would allow more input on spending cuts
I have previously proposed the U.S. Senate change its rules to be more efficient and to reflect the will of the people in a true democratic republican form of government. Of course, as I don’t serv...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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