Day: January 13, 2010

Smigiel has big share of prefiled bills

The House of Delegates begins the legislative session today with 89 bills and resolutions ready to be considered. One delegate in the 144-member chamber can take responsibility for nearly 15 percent of them.

Partisan rancor colors contentious session

If the dueling presentations by two General Assembly leaders that startled a meeting of county officials Friday was a taste of fights to come, the legislative session starting today promises to be contentious, partisan and painful.

Finger-pointing accusations will soon replace back-slapping camaraderie. Lawmakers are heading into an election year when the electorate is wary and many voters are angry and unemployed.

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