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Political Analysis for Friday, March 3, 2017

Trump uses Virginia, a state he didn’t carry, as a backdrop for his proposed military buildup. On Thursday (3/2), Trump visits Newport News Shipbuilding, one of the state’s biggest manufacturers; among its biggest employers and one likely to prosper under Trump’s call for a 10 percent increase in the Pentagon budget.

Democratic congressman whose district includes shipyard, Bobby Scott, welcomes the proposed buildup as jobs-generator, but objects to financing Defense Department with cuts in human services.

Political Analysis for Friday, February 24, 2017

The General Assembly is wrapping up its 2017 session. Majority Leader Kirk Cox has been announced as the new House Speaker after former Speaker William Howell announced his retirement.

The Assembly has managed to present a budget that makes up the forecasted $1.5 billion gap.

Immigration law in Virginia will likely be a heavy focus during elections this fall.


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