A renowned economist is relaxing her predictions somewhat about the effects of federal sequestration on Virginia and now sees a reason for some optimism. Chris Chmura says although the impact of the cuts will still hurt the Commonwealth more than most states, she expects there will be some modest job growth.
Even if Virginia Democrats win the Lieutenant Governor’s race this year that won’t be enough to give them control of the state Senate unless they also win at least one other contest.
Both parties are gearing up for a possible special Senate election in Tidewater....and the state legislative building in Richmond is a surprisingly dangerous place. Those stories have been among the most read this past week at the Virginia Public Access Projects’ VaNews link.