Protest Today at Noon. Plus Some Legislative Updates.on February 8th, 2011 at 9:00 am
If you think you have to look to Washington DC for politicians who vote for bills they haven’t read…think again. We have one right here. Our very own State Senator John Edwards. We will be protesting outside of his office on Tuesday at Noon.
10 East Franklin Road, Suite 510 Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: 540-985-8690 Richmond Phone 804-698-7521
Senator voted for last years budget without reading the whole bill. The way the process worked last year, the Senators on the Budget committee had 45 minutes to review the telephone book sized budget and cast a vote. Given those set of circumstances, Senator Edwards still voted for the bill.
We know how citizens feel about politicians who vote for bills they haven’t read. But if it makes you feel better:
He did so “reluctantly.” Doesn’t that make you feel better?
He reviewed the important parts. I’m glad to know that the Honorable Senator has a Kreskin like ability to review a telephone book sized bill in 45 minutes to determine what is important. There is even a little bit of a resemblance between the Honorable Senator and the infamous psychic.
Senator Edwards had a chance to rectify this by voting for SB 867, which would require that the Budget be posted online for 72 hours prior to voting for it. If Senator Edwards where truly “reluctant” to vote for bills he hadn’t read, he would have voted for this bill in a sub-committee.
So it’s time we let Senator Edwards know our displeasure. SB 867 has been killed in the full committee now, and Edward’s voted against it again.
This is unacceptable.
We will be protesting outside of his office on Tuesday. Please bring a sign without a stick…obviously the Read The Bill signs would be appropriate. I trust that the creative people that make up our supporters will find creative ways to show our displeasure with Senator Edwards and his Epic Failure.
HJ 693 (eminent domain constitutional amendment) passed the House Committee on Privileges and Elections, although the “just compensation” clause was eliminated. The resolution now goes to the House floor. Please call your delegate and ask him to vote YES on HJ 693 but also ask him to reinstate the “just compensation” clause. We want our constitution to have the very best language.
HB 1438 Goods produced or manufactured within State; not subject to federal law, federal regulation, etc.
Mark L. Cole | all patrons
Status: 01/27/11 Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor. HB 1438 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor. It is not expected to be taken up by the committee until after Crossover (2/9). Senate passage is going to be a challenge.