Category Archives: Government Reform

GOP Should Support Bills to Strengthen SCC Oversight

In a House of Delegates committee meeting Tuesday, Republican delegates fell into an old and damaging pattern, casting vote after vote against bills that would strengthen regulatory oversight of a monopoly utility and better protect its millions of Virginia customers. … Continue reading

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Election Law Transformation Continues Apace

As I’ve explained too many times to people who won’t believe it, President Joe Biden won Nov. 3. While there remains no evidence of widespread fraud or error, election law changes achieved by Democrats in key states were a major … Continue reading

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Scrap Electoral College? Open a Legal Pandora’s Box

When Texas went to the United States Supreme Court last month complaining about the election processes in four other states, the case was dismissed on the issue of standing.  The Court correctly replied Texas had no right to complain about … Continue reading

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Annual Highway Report Analyzes State Highway Systems’ Performance: Virginia Drops To 21

Reason Foundation recently released its 25th Annual Highway Report, a yearly evaluation of the conditions and cost-effectiveness of state highway systems. The report uses data reported by states to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a condition of receiving their federal highway … Continue reading

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Could the Loudoun Drowning Tragedy Have Been Avoided?

A decade ago, I wrote a column in this space regarding a quality assurance process for professional architecture, engineering, surveying, mapping and related services codified in Federal law, and most state laws, including Virginia. The “Brooks Act”, the Federal law … Continue reading

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