Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, January 29.
*GOP takeover in Senate having profound effects
*Schapiro: Budget might create holes for future governors
*Editorial: Partisanship rules in redistricting
*Just name your price, folks
*Editorial: Solve our problems (“The GA needs to focus on the state’s critical issues: roads, jobs and education”)
*Lawmakers on both sides call for fix for Virginia’s tax-break system
*With Va. Beach light rail, even measuring opinions is divisive
*McClellan: Start state health exchange now
*Marshall changes face of Senate race
*Mark Center traffic, coming and going
*Town struggles to survive prison closing
*Manassas GOP endorse incumbent mayor
P.S. Oh, and in Teapublican freak show news, Mr. “9-9-9” endorsed Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich for president. Unfortunately for Newton, it may be too little, too late, as he trails Willard “Mitt the Ripper” Romney by 8 points (or maybe it’s 9? 9? 9? Heh.).