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Previously, Virginia was nationally recognized as the “best place to do business.” Currently, it has slipped to third place in the rankings. This should be a wake-up call for action from the legislature. It appears Gov. McDonnell has joined the ranks of believers in the seriousness of the situation. On Dec. 17 he stated, “We have a math problem and ultimately a jobs problem.” I would submit that if we thought there was a problem with transportation before, what do you think will happen when our economic engine is handicapped by gridlock?


In the wake of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, Governor McDonnell said that the solution to gun-violence in schools may be to arm teachers and principles. Not surprisingly, Wayne Lapierre (NRA) actually defended and advanced this position despite public outrage and disbelief. 

 Bringing more guns into our schools is not the solution. Schools should be a sanctuary for learning, not a barracks.