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John Hager is Chairman of the Sorensen Institute's State Advisory Board. He shared these comments to welcome guests to our 2010 Gala in Richmond on April 19.
In the face of historic tuition increases for Virginia colleges and universities, Bob Gibson asks the panel members if the General Assembly is balancing its budget on the backs of college students and their parents.
Ann Fladermeyer (PLP 2007), Chair of the Hampton Roads regional alumni association, presents the panel with this question about transportation in Hampton Roads.
Event moderator Bob Gibson asks panelists what part of goverment they most want to see reduced.
Panel members respond to a question regarding the extent to which members of the General Assembly are actually involved in the budget process.
On Wednesday evening April 28 the Sorensen Institute, Public Radio WHRO/WHRV, and the Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University sponsored our Second Annual Legislative Review session with members of the General Assembly from both sides of the aisle. This is the first in a series of podcasts from the event.
WHERE WILL YOU BE MONDAY NIGHT?
On Monday evening May 3 at 7pm the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and Sorensen's Charlottesville-area Alumni Association will host a discussion exploring politics and policy in Virginia today.
We will bring together veteran members of the Virginia political press corps who cover the General Assembly. Panelists will include: Bob Lewis (AP, Richmond Bureau), Chelyen Davis (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star) , Christina Nuckols (Virginian-Pilot), Adam Rhew (NBC 29), and Anita Kumar (Washington Post). The event will be moderated by former political reporter and columnist, the Sorensen Institute's Bob Gibson.
This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. The Forum will be held at the V. Earl Dickinson Building, Main Stage Theatre at Piedmont Virginia Community College. This event is sponsored by State Farm.
A reception for panelists, Sorensen alumni and board members will be held from 6-7pm at the theatre.
See you on Monday!
The Washington Post reported on the Sorensen Institute's 2010 Gala which took place in Richmond Monday evening. Two hundred and seventy-five people turned out to support the Sorensen mission of bringing more trust, civility and respect to politics. Click here for the story.
Don't forget to join us next Monday evening April 19 at the Richmond Convention Center for the Sorensen Institute's 2010 Gala celebration.
Speakers will include Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, and Governor Bob McDonnell.
Click here for complete information about directions and tickets.
We also want to thank our generous sponsors who have helped to make the work of the Sorensen Institute possible. These organizations and individuals believe in good government and support the Sorensen mission of bringing more trust, civility and respect to politics here in the Commonwealth.