how much is the future worth?

Brent Finnegan -- February 7th, 2007

Is the future worth $22 million? Is it worth more? Less?

$22 million is what Virginia’s House of Delegates is going to pay to bring SRI to the state. Yesterday they voted yes on Steve Landes’ HB3171. Surprisingly, there are no comments or votes on Richmond Sunlight about this bill, for or against it.

It’s amazing that they can’t agree on a transportation fix for NoVa, but they can pass this bill with little or no opposition.

Of course, I’m not saying they shouldn’t have passed it. I’m just saying, where was the discussion and debate? The appropriations committee passed it unanimously. I realize that leaders have to think and plan for the future, and they see SRI as seed to grow a tech industry here. But, dang, that’s some expensive seed. Let’s hope it stays planted and produces a large harvest. If not, they all just made a huge mistake.


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