The Ruff Report:


State Senator Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) announced that she’s going to tour Southern and Southwest Virginia this Summer in order to better understand the issues that are important to our region.

I am delighted to have her come to our area to learn about our part of Virginia. Janet is a very nice lady who has served in the Senate since 1992.

My only problem is this is the first time in her twentytwo years in the Senate that she has chosen to make this effort. Yet it’s somewhat the norm for many legislators to not fully understand the challenges that face other parts of the Commonwealth.


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