Dozens packed into the historic Patrick Henry Building Thursday (1/4) to witness the tie-breaking lot-draw for the 94th District House of Delegates seat. Republican Delegate David Yancey’s win means the GOP will retain a slight majority barring any changes.
Charlottesville City Councilors chose a new mayor Wednesday night (1/2/18): Nikuyah Walker, an African American woman who launched her independent campaign before the summer’s deadly racial violence.
Two members of Virginia’s General Assembly have already agreed to co-sponsor a school modernization bill this upcoming session. That bill hasn’t been introduced yet, but a draft of the bill has changed the original ballot measure’s language slightly.
Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins WCVE's Saraya Wintersmith for this week's political analysis. Topics include the tied race in the 94th district, a contested race in the 28th district, and plans for expansion of Medicaid in the Commonwealth.