Virginia News Stand: December 8, 2009

Annotations & Elucidations Little News Is At Least Okay

If no news is good news, a little news must be at least okay. Today's headlines are few but bring encouragement. First, a bill has been filed for the upcoming session of the General Assembly that would restore State Police Chaplains' rights to pray in Jesus' name. Second, charter schools and how to get more of them is gaining momentum, and Governor-elect Bob McDonnell is fully behind that. Third, parties are being planned. Not all are for Christmas.


Bill would give OK to chaplains' prayer (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

Virginia’s charter-school law gets failing grade by education — reform group (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Gov.-elect says charter school applications to get boost in Va. (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

House of Delegates races set spending record (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Kaine's farewell party (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)