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Senator McEachin and Senator Barker Respond to State of the Commonwealth Address
Democrats Vow to Protect Public Education Funding
(Richmond, VA) Newly-elected Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) and Senator George Barker (D-Fairfax) delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Commonwealth Address this evening, calling for both parties to come together to protect funding for our public schools.
Senators Barker and McEachin expressed Democrats' desire to keep doing things the "Virginia Way", putting problem-solving above partisan bickering. But both senators expressed grave concern with the deep cuts the Governor is proposing to public education, including cuts to Pre-Kindergarten programs and to cost-to-compete education funding, and with his desire to divert General Fund money, money which funds public education, to pay for transportation projects.
Text of Senator McEachin and Senator Barker's Remarks
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*Millsaps v. Thompson, 259 F.3d 535 (6th Cir. 2001). Whether Tennessee's early voting system violated federal law establishing a uniform day for federal elections.
*Voting Integrity Project, Inc. v. Keisling, 259 F.3d 1169 (9th Cir. 2001). Whether Oregon's vote by mail system violated federal law establishing a uniform day for federal elections.
*Voting Integrity Project, Inc. v. Bomer, 199 F.3d 773 (5th Cir. 2000). Whether Texas' early voting system violated federal law establishing a uniform day for federal elections.
I also checked out Voting Integrity Project, Inc. v. Keisling, where I found Miller Baker as an appellant, arguing that "an Oregon statute that allows Oregonians to vote by mail for a substantial period prior to or as well as on this federal election day violates the federal election laws" and is unconstitutional.
What is the Voting Integrity Project? Salon Magazine explains: