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Frank Ruff, Author at The Charlotte Gazette

Guest columns

COLUMN — New session begins in Richmond

As you read this, we have returned to Richmond. At least the Senate has returned. What the House of Delegates is doing is something different. ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:20 pm

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COLUMN — What will 2021 look like?

For months now, everywhere I have gone, people have been saying, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over.” With all that has occurred in the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:56 am

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COLUMN — A new way to formulate the state budget

Every year, the most important thing that the governor of Virginia does is produce a budget or a revised budget. Yet, way too frequently, a ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:30 pm

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COLUMN — Enjoy the gift of days fully

What are you doing with your 29,147 days? As we are preparing for Christmas, whether shopping for gifts or planning to visit relatives, we are ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:16 am

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COLUMN — Should we really legalize marijuana?

Over the years that I have been in the General Assembly, there has always been an effort by some to change the laws on the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:45 am

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COLUMN — Looking forward to a brighter future

Thankfully, it is human nature to have faith in a brighter future. If not, 2020 would drive us crazy. Most of the year, COVID-19 has ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:20 am

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Legislature protects renters, hurts landlords

Compassion is a good thing when you are using your resources in assisting others in a time of their need.  It is far different when ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, September 28, 2020 4:12 pm

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COLUMN — Is your vote safer today than it was last year?

Free and fair voting is the basic premise of any democracy.  Remember the stories that came out of Iraq after the fall of the Saddam ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, September 11, 2020 4:18 pm


COLUMN — Redistricting amendment is fair

For three quarters of the last century, Virginia was effectively a one-party state. That political party could enact anything they wanted.  Because they controlled the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, September 4, 2020 6:52 pm

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Column – Lockboxes would undermine the election

Sadly, in the dark of the night, this governor’s administration is trying to undermine our democracy as we know it. Last week, the Department of ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:57 pm

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