the score

A weekly ranking of the city zeitgeist

The General Assembly opens its session with no money to spend, thanks to the budget shortfall. Contrary to rumor, the governor will not be covering legislators' bar tabs.

score: -3

Under pressure from Republican legislators, Gov. Warner says he'll reopen 12 DMV offices he ordered shut in October. So now the Republicans want more government?

score: +2

A rash of Fan street muggings worries neighbors. Almost makes us nostalgic for the days of SUV-slashings.

score: -4

Delegate Viola Baskerville of Richmond introduces a resolution to express regret over the 1959 closing of schools in Prince Edward County, an attempt to avoid desegregation. "Regret"? How about shame?

score: 0

this week's score: 1

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