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Editor’s Notebook: Cue the theme to ‘The Jeffersons’

Why cue the theme to "The Jeffersons," as the headline notes? Because it looks like somebody is aiming to be "Movin' on Up." Was it unfettered sense of self or unbridled political ambition – or a combination of both –...

War of words erupts after governor vetoes Lopez measure

The long and winding saga of a piece of legislation patroned by Del. Alfonso Lopez ended with the sound of the governor’s veto pen making contact with paper. Gov. Youngkin on May 27 vetoed the measure – HB 891 –...

Legislators sustain veto of police-auditor measure

Arlington leaders probably were not expecting a last-minute reprieve, and they most assuredly didn’t get one. The House of Delegates on April 27 by a party-line vote sustained Gov. Youngkin’s veto of a measure that would have allowed the Arlington...

Editor’s Notebook: Show our local cabbies some love, will you?

Arlington County Board members will be a little late to the party this weekend as they start the ball rolling on assisting local cab drivers with meeting the increasingly high cost of doing business. Board members are slated to set...

Governor wields veto pen with a vengeance against Hope

Perhaps he’ll wear it as an unusual badge of honor, but it certainly is a distinction for Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington): Gov. Youngkin vetoed four of his bills that had passed both houses of the legislature during the 2022...

Editor’s Notebook: Whippin’ out the veto pen

Remember the old truism: The penis mightier than the sword. Nope, that's not right. Should be "the pen is mightier than the sword." Oh, if there were only copy editors left in the news biz! But anyway. Freshman Gov. Youngkin whipped...

Democrats want public to contact governor on veto

The Arlington County Democratic Committee is urging its rank-and-file to contact Gov. Youngkin and express displeasure over his veto of legislation impacting the county. Youngkin earlier this session turned thumbs down on a measure from Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) to...

Editor’s Notebook: The political equivalent of a middle finger

In the long run it's a tempest in a teapot and much ado about nothing (or at least much ado about not all that much), but passions do seem to be running high now that Gov. Youngkin vetoed a...

Governor vetoes Arlington police-auditor measure

Gov. Youngkin on March 1 vetoed legislation that would have provided Arlington with a police auditor reporting to the County Board, not the county manager, saying police could be impacted by “politically motivated” efforts. “The best way to ensure that...
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