Just before everyone skipped town for Christmas and New Year’s, Governor Kaine signed an executive order to “establish a Governor’s Commission on Climate Change.” As one can read in the order, a whole slew of agencies will have resources diverted (and thus, are likely to ask for more requisite funding) in order to “cooperate fully with the Commission and provide any assistance necessary, upon request of the Commission or its staff.”
Mind you, this order comes just as it becomes clear that the planet’s temperature has been flat for the last decade.
If the Republicans in Richmond want us to believe they’ve learned their lessons from this past November, they’ll make sure the funding for this nonsense is absolutely zero, and furthermore, bar any diversion of personnel or other resources from any state agency. Budgets are about setting priorities; this one doesn’t make the cut.
Cross-posted to the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia