Sunday, May 09, 2004

How often do you have a hundred-year flood?

Based on two articles by Jeff Schapiro in today's Richmond paper (one co-written by Pamela Stallsmith), it appears that every fifty years there is a leadership meltdown in the General Assembly. In this story ("Was tax-rise bloc a fluke?
, 5/9/04), most of those interviewed declared this year's tax vote coalition won't happen again. In this story ("POINT OF VIEW: A look at the past may offer a glimpse of future," 5/9/04), the tale is told of a legislative stand-off in 1954 over a budget surplus.

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