Delegate Bill Fralin

Virginia News Stand: March 10, 2009

Topping the news today is Delegate Clark Hogan's (R-60, South Boston) decision not to seek re-election. He follows another young House Republican member, Delegate Bill Fralin (R-17, Roanoke), in surprising observers with the such an announcement. Not only that, but Senator Ken Stolle (R-8, Virginia Beach) may leave the Senate — if he runs for and gets elected Virginia Beach Sheriff. Interesting, as ever. Hogan not running for re-election, plans to focus on business (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Stolle considers run for Virginia Beach sheriff (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Va. Optimistic On Revenue (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

Area now a battleground for governor (The Daily Press)

Democrats Target McDonnell As Va. Smoking Ban Is Signed (Washington Post

Obama's Order on Stem Cells Leaves Key Questions to NIH (Washington Post)

Quote Of The Day

Earlier tonight in the House General Laws Sub-Committee on Housing, meeting in the newly-renovated-for-$100-million-plus capitol, in Senate Room 2, where the heat was high enough to melt Iceland (so much for Governor Kaine's "green" initiative):

Committe member Delegate Bill Fralin (R-17, Roanoke): "My microphone doesn't work."

Fellow member Delegate Bill Carrico (R-5, Independence): "There's a reason for that."