Virginia News Stand: February 26, 2009

Lots of stuff going on, but let me draw your attention to two articles: An article by the Lynchburg News & Advance reports on a possible Republican pick-up in the 23rd House of Delegates seat this fall (currently held by Democrat Shannon Valentine), in part because of increased voter registration by Liberty University students. The reader discussion on the article's thread is pretty robust. The other article of note is the AP article about the Kansas abortion center case (see video here) first brought by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline (another video here), who our 2008 Gala keynote speaker. The trial judge refused the motion to dismiss the case made by lawyers for the abortion center.

Disagreements Over Kaine Proposals Holding Up Budget Deal (Washington Post)

Va. budget negotiators hit impasse (Richmond Times-Dispatch

House budget would cut $650,000 for PBS station (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

General Assembly confirms interim Va. attorney general (Lynchburg News & Advance)

Lynchburg House race gets high profile (Lynchburg News & Advance)

Number of households with kids hits new low (USA Today

Judge refuses to throw out Kansas abortion case (AP)

Right, and Left Out (Washington Post)