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Marijuana legalization is very bad policy

The 2021 General Assembly reconvened session that occurred last week was almost exactly what I expected it to be – a confirmation of the 2021 ... Read more

1 week ago by Tommy Wright.

Marijuana legislation makes little sense

The reconvened session was held last week with few surprises. Most Republican proposed legislation had already been killed.  For this reason, we mostly considered technical ... Read more

1 week ago by Frank Ruff.

SVCC students impact many aspects of daily life

Have you recently had a medical appointment? Conducted business online? Needed your electricity restored after storm damage? If so, you may have benefited from the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Quentin Johnson.

COLUMN – It was a bad session for the Second Amendment

The 2021 General Assembly session concluded its work March 1, and as promised last week, I wanted to continue to tell you about some of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN – Fiber remains the best option for broadband

I can remember how everyone’s hopes were raised in Charlotte County when Microsoft teamed with MBC and promised to bring free wireless to all school ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

New rules put law enforcement officers in danger

The 2021 General Assembly session concluded its work on March 1, and as promised last week, I wanted to continue to tell you about some ... Read more

1 month ago by Tommy Wright.

Don’t procrastinate, take the first tiny step

A popular adage advises, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Mangled comic versions go something like this: “Never put off till ... Read more

1 month ago by Quentin Johnson.

Heavy hand of government is overriding equality

As the session came to its end on Saturday, it is important for people to understand that what has been occurring this year in Richmond ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

House wraps up legislative session

After a week full of long sessions and contentious debates, we were finally able to wrap up legislative business late Saturday at 11 p.m. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Tommy Wright.

Bill reduces IDA board requirements for towns

First and foremost, this week I want to once again talk about the devastating storm that hit my district last week. As soon as the ... Read more

2 months ago by Tommy Wright.

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