The Rebellion Has Arrived

The February 13, 2006, edition of Bacon’s Rebellion has been published. You can read it here.

Newspapers treated the House transportation plan as a routine story about spending and taxes. It was so much more: House leaders are shifting the debate to land use and privatization.
by James A. Bacon

A World of Commonwealth
Immigrants contribute many of the skills and ideas Virginia needs for the future. So, if opportunity knocks, why keep keep the door shut?
by Doug Koelemay

Another Legislative Impasse?
The usual suspects are pushing hard for another tax increase this year, but their position is weaker than it was two years ago.
by Patrick McSweeney

No Magic Beans
The shell building approach to economic development is obsolete. Communities like Martinsville must look to education, entre- preneurship and unconventional assets.
by Barnie Day

Mollycoddle Mania
Hither Mark Warner? Another run for governor… or a run for president? Southern pro-business conservative… or tax-hiking, soft-on-crime liberal?
by Steven Sisson

Dance with the Devil
Rosalyn Dance and other black legislators are supporting ideas like charter schools and vouchers that would have been inconceivable a decade ago. And that’s a good thing for the kids.
by Chris Braunlich

Ten Reasons Not to Raise Taxes
Apparently, some GOP legislators need to have it explained why they shouldn’t raise taxes. Here’s a list of reasons to start with.
by James Atticus Bowden

Thinking Outside the Box
House Republicans have released their transportation package. Unlike competing proposals, this plan would not raise taxes at a time of unprecedented budget surpluses.
by Philip Rodokanakis

Nice & Curious Questions:
Families in the Mansion:
Life in the Governor’s House
by Edwin S. Clay III and Patricia Bangs

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One response to “The Rebellion Has Arrived”

  1. Lucy Jones Avatar

    Excellent as usual!!!

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