Thursday, August 31, 2017

I Hurrican't Even edition

The disaster in Texas is on all our minds right now—and hopefully will be for some time, frankly. The crisis won’t be over when the floodwaters recede. Folks will be working to rebuild their homes and lives for many months, even years, to come. 
(Looking to help out? Check out this list of great charities! Anything you can give makes a difference.)
But statehouse action pauses for no crisis, so here’s a look at what’s happening around the country that’s not hurricane-related but is still plenty, um, dark and stormy.
Fear and loathing in the Commonwealth: Fear’s a bad look on any candidate, and Ed Gillespie is wearing it especially poorly.
Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial nominee couldn’t help but have been spooked by his own flaccid primary performance against crazypants Confederate apologist Corey Stewart—not to mention his own party’s overall abysmal turnout, especially relative to Democratic primary numbers (about 350,000 vs. 540,000 voters, respectively).
  • Heck, in winning the GOP nomination, Gillespie earned almost 80,000 fewer votes than the guy who lost the Democratic primary.
Gillespie had significant ground to make up post-primary, but he really hasn’t made any headway since June 13.
When the going gets tough, Gillespie gets … scared and desperate, apparently. 
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Monday, August 28, 2017

New Home Who Dis edition

So, it's been a while.

But actually it hasn't.

You see, I've been writing This Week in Statehouse Action consistently for the past couple of months (gasp, I know, regular updates, how novel).

But my posts have a new home now. I'm publishing This Week in Statehouse Action under a new aegis: Daily Kos. (Fancy!)

I'll try to cross-post parts of them here, but the easiest way to make sure you don't miss any of the statehouse hotness is to sign up here to have them delivered hot and fresh to your inbox each Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, here are the ones you might have missed if you just visited this page every couple of weeks and stared forlornly at the same outdated post.

This Week in Statehouse Action: Losersayswhat edition

This Week in Statehouse Action: Racist is as racist does edition

This Week in Statehouse Action: How I learned to stop legislating and love the bomb edition

This Week in Statehouse Action: Lawmaker, lawmaker, make me a match edition

This Week In Statehouse Action: Bills' and Laws' Excellent Adventures edition

This Week In Statehouse Action: Enter The Commonwealth (34 Districts) edition

This Week In Statehouse Action: I can see Russia from my statehouse edition

This Week in Statehouse Action: Beach Weak edition

This Week in Statehouse Action: Legisocalypse Now edition