Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Budget Proposal Dies

Yesterday the House proposed a bill to break the impasse over the budget and allow the Senate to vote on it. Naturally, the Senate spiked it and refused to vote on the bill; so now nothing can get done until next Wednesday after the veto session.

Thanks to all the Delegates who voted to try to get the budget moving, and a special thanks to the 9 democrats who supposed this measure as well. They were: Ken Alexander, Mamye BaCote, Dan Bowling, Rosalyn Dance, Algie Howell, Johnny Joannou, Bud Phillips, Jim Scott and Onzlee Ware.

This also brings up a new question. Of these 9 dems voting for the proposal, how many will stand firm til the end? If very many do, the budget battle could be even tougher to resolve without the House getting its way.


  • At 4/14/2006 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Seven out of the nine are on the Appropriations Committee and historically they tend to vote for the House budget to put it into proper posture (Brink was the only member to vote against this time). I think Joannou, Howell and BaCote might stick with the House plan, but the rest vote for any tax increase Kaine tells them to.

  • At 4/14/2006 12:43 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    You are probably right, but any dems that are against a tax increase will make it harder to pass.


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