Yesterday, House of Delegates Republicans showcased a number of bills they hope will improve Virginia’s public schools, but they face strong opposition from the state’s leading teacher advocacy organization.
Articles by Craig Carper
The General Assembly has passed a congressional redistricting plan that many Democrats say protects incumbents and dilutes minority voting power.
Governor Bob McDonnell has asked the legislature not to consider lifting the state’s 30-year uranium mining ban this year.
A group of Southern Virginia legislators, business leaders and medical professionals want the Governor and the General Assembly to wait at least a year before considering lifting the state’s 30-year old uranium mining ban.
With fewer members in the House of Delegates and state Senate, Democrats again are pushing for an increase to the state’s gasoline tax.
A Northern Virginia delegate is pushing an increased cigarette tax that he says would cut every Virginian’s car tax rate in half.
Governor Bob McDonnell has announced a package of legislation and administrative changes to ease the burden of state mandates on localities. Included are more time for localities to respond to Freedom of Information requests and reduced requirements on advertising for bids on public contracts.
Hundreds of activists spent Martin Luther King Day at the state capitol lobbying for a host of different causes. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell is sending the General Assembly a set of amendments to his proposed biennial budget that will give an additional 58 million dollars to public education. Craig Carper reports.
Virginia’s December revenue report says that collections are down 4.7 percent from last year. Craig Carper reports.