Friday, February 20, 2009
House Repubs Bury Green Jobs
House GOP leaves Deeds’ green bills to rot
Republicans in the House of Delegates may have effectively killed two of Sen. R. Creigh Deeds’ bills that aimed to promote clean energy and create green jobs.
Deeds, who represents much of the Charlottesville area, says the GOP’s maneuver is an attempt to deny him a legislative success while he is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.
“I’m running for governor, and this is something I’ve been talking about for a year-and-a-half,” Deeds said. “They didn’t want to give me a victory. They didn’t want to give Tim Kaine a victory.”
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And, another partisan Republican move to undercut Creigh Deeds:
The House Privileges and Elections Committee has killed a bill to create a bipartisan redistricting commission. The vote ranks as the most deplorable of the session.
Four Republicans on the committee killed the bill: John Cosgrove, Chris Jones, Steven Landes, and Jeff Frederick -- who also is chairman of the state GOP.
Read the RTD Editorial