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    Republicans take control of Va. Senate

    Republicans take control of Va. Senate

    Bolling casts tie-breaking vote

    Updated: Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012, 7:34 PM EST
    Published : Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012, 4:36 PM EST

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WAVY) - Virginia Senate Republicans ruled out power sharing with Democrats on Wednesday with Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling casting the vote that broke a partisan 20-20 tie, then used Bolling's position to take control of the Senate.

    Republicans rejected a Democratic motion to evenly apportion committee seats and oversee them with co-chairmen, even though Republicans hold the same number of seats as Democrats at 20 each.

    Later, Bolling upheld Republican procedural rules that delete a 20-year-old provision that guaranteed the partisan makeup of committees would reflect the Senate's overall partisan composition.
    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    State Senator Mamie Locke, of Hampton and Newport News, is a Democrat and is no longer Chair of General Laws and Technology.
    “There's a lot of issues I, as a Chair, can make in determining what comes before the committee. The issues may not get addressed in the same way," Locke explained.

    that's right, they're not going to get addressed in the same way. too bad.

    Then there's Senator Louise Lucas, of Portsmouth, who is also a Democrat. Lucas no longer heads the Local Governments Committee. She was also set to become Chair of Education and Health.
    “I'm just a little disappointed it's not going to happen now. I've been in the majority and the minority and I'm in the minority again," Lucas said.

    and so, the world turns. one day you've got the power, the next, you don't. deal with it.

    Lastly, Democratic Senator Yvonne Miller, of Norfolk, is no longer Chair of the Transportation Committee.
    “I think the Commonwealth is now reverting to the inglorious past. The past when whites dominated everything, and minorities were excluded," Miller exclaimed.

    going to play the race card? really??? whatever.
    Last edited by mk4; 01-11-2012 at 08:09 PM.

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