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Richmond Schools Modernization Plan Goes to November Ballot

Here in the City of Richmond, the November ballot will now pose a charter-amending question to voters. The five-part proposition will ask whether the Mayor shall be required to present a fully-funded school infrastructure modernization plan to the City Council.

Richmond City Circuit Court Chief Judge C.N. Jenkins Jr. signed the order authorizing the question to go on the ballot Tuesday (8/15).

Democrat Fairfax Blasts Republican Vogel in Debate

The major-party candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Justin Fairfax and Republican Jill Vogel, met in Charlottesville Wednesday (8/9) to stake out positions on gun control, immigration, and other issues.

They agree on lessening the rules on cannabis, but on little else. Democrat Justin Fairfax said it himself. “There are two very stark choices in terms of visions.”

Quinnipiac Poll: Northam 44, Gillespie 38 in Governor’s Race, Three Months Out

Democrat Ralph Northam leads Republican Ed Gillespie 47-38 percent in the Virginia Governor’s race in a Quinnipiac University Poll released this afternoon.

Peter Brown, Assistant Poll Director says, “a close race with Lt. Governor Ralph Northam holding a six point lead over former National Republican Chairman Ed Gillespie. Six points is a nice lead, but not overwhelming.”

And he says, Gillespie is doing well, despite President Trumps negative numbers in Virginia.

Political Analysis for Friday, August 4, 2017

Jeff Shapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins 88.9 WCVE’s Saraya Wintersmith for this week’s political analysis. Topics include: special interest support flowing to the Commonwealth’s gubernatorial candidates; a look at a new report from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia and what it could mean for state leaders in the coming years; and the climate change and sea level rise issue heating up Virginia politics. 

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