by liberal japonicus
It seems like only yesterday talk of a 1 trillion dollar coin was bouncing around. I'm not sure what I thought about it, but the Virginia legislature knows a good thing when it sees one.
the chamber embraced Del. Bob Marshall's measure (HJ590) authorizing a $17,440 study of whether Virginia should establish a "metallic-based" alternative currency in case the Federal Reserve system suffers a major meltdown.
This WaPo article has more details. Or you could hit the original article to see what other brilliant ideas are a-percolating over there.