Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, January 31.
*Bill requiring ultrasounds before abortion is on verge of approval (This is what happens when you put Republicans in charge.)
*Disclosures: Va. governor logs heavy travel costs for economic development recruiting trips
*McDonnell reported $100,000 in trips, gifts last year
*Obama adds staff, will open fourth office in Virginia
*Legislators pass bill to provide insurance coverage for autistic children
*Editorial: Who knows if you voted?
*Will Metro disruptions ever end?
*House overwhelmingly backs gov’s bill to open schools before Labor Day, clash in Senate looms
*Governor’s voting rights record solid – as far as it goes
*Cuccinelli hires outside lawyer in redistricting case
*Sens. Jim Webb, Mark Warner renew offshore drilling call
*Abortion bills fill desks in Virginia capitol (Because clearly, Virginians care soooo much about divisive social issues these days. Not!)
*Dems Say VA GOP Campaigned on Jobs but Pushes Social Agenda as Schools Funding Goes to Localities
*Public Urination Bill Flushed in Virginia
*Mandatory Labor Agreement Ban Mulled In Va. House
*Putney Was Failed by His Colleagues
P.S. Also, check out Waldo Jaquith’s article, Warren Olney is emblematic of what’s wrong with modern journalism. Specifically, Waldo calls out the false equivalency and brain-dead “both sides” approach that has basically destroyed modern “journalism.” It’s really sad, and also very destructive to our democracy, but it’s also the way things are at the moment, so we might as well acknowledge it and hopefully work to remedy the situation.
P.P.S. Run Donald Run! (also Ron Paul, please)