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Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, and Del. David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville, will hold a town hall meeting at Monticello High School on April 25 to discuss the 2018 General Assembly session and get feedback from constituents. The Virginia General Assembly is scheduled to convene for a special ...
Joe Walton, 42, a Richmond native who has lived in Powhatan County since 2003, is an auditor at Virginia Commonwealth University and a former chair of the Powhatan Board ... Walton said he considers himself in the political middle and considered running as an independent or libertarian for Congress. libertarian
Upset with the lack of gun control consideration by Virginia Republicans, Democrats in the House of Delegates are launching their own group to investigate ... The caucus announced Tuesday the “Safe Virginia Initiative” task force, a group chaired by two Northern Virginia legislators that will focus on gun ... Billionaire
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Emma Brown is hiring staff, managing a budget, building out a schedule and studying voter data, block by block, in a Northern Virginia congressional district that ... In contrast, Kelly Dittmar, a political scientist at Rutgers University's Center for American Women and Politics, recalled excising data on female ... Billionaire
Gov. Ralph Northam and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner are urging the General Assembly to expand Medicaid, saying such a move would free up money to help schools. On Thursday, the two Democrats sat down with more than 20 teachers, faculty and parents from Richmond Public Schools and surrounding ... Billionaire
I am proud to report our team came home with the award for Network Long-Form Newscast, for our Sunday public affairs program, “Inside West Virginia Politics.” It's a network show in that it airs on Nexstar Media's five TV stations serving West Virginia. Certainly, we have plenty of political news to “brunch” ... Billionaire
4) It's part of a big political/cultural trend. ... Its politics are the politics of recognition and empathy. ... Virginia Postrel, former editor of Reason magazine and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the New York Times and Forbes, is a Bloomberg View columnist and author of “The Power of ... Billionaire
In the seemingly endless political fight over gun laws in Virginia, those opposing new limits have had the upper hand for years with Republicans in .... has been relatively small for most lawmakers during the federal careers, according to records compiled by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. Billionaire
Disagreements on sanctuary cities and how to solve the opioid epidemic punctuated a debate Tuesday between candidates seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Organized by the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and held at Garrett Hall, the debate ... Billionaire
WISE — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam returned to the campus of the University of Virginia's College at Wise on Monday to learn more about the college's efforts to expand — which he strongly supported during the campaign. Northam, who participated in a debate here last fall, was outspoken during the ... Billionaire

The state lags behind Maryland, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, among others, with an average classroom teacher salary of about $51,000, according to data from the Virginia Education Association. Teachers in Virginia make 70 cents for every dollar non-teachers earn, according to The Commonwealth ... Billionaire
... a panel of experts said at a town hall-style discussion of the issue at Virginia Commonwealth University. "Unfortunately, the U.S. Constitution doesn't come with an operating manual; there is no guide to how amendments should be interpreted," said John Aughenbaugh, a VCU political science professor. Billionaire
The issue initially garnered incredulous eye rolls from those who say refs can take the heckling. Many said the bill seemed trivial and funny – even delegates on the dais asked whether this rule applies to bad refs who officiate University of Virginia basketball games. Del. Chris Collins, R-Frederick, a football ... Billionaire
“Public polling in Virginia has a history of being terribly inaccurate,” he said in a statement. “Voters should disregard these polls as they are nearly always wrong, most notably in 2016 and 2017. These types of surveys have devolved into nothing more than a news story for the side that polls favorably. Billionaire
The focus of the West Virginia teachers' strike has oscillated between teachers deserving better compensation and a more general anxiety about the .... Once it became obvious that the region was a center of the Trump phenomenon, arriving national political reporters saw things, at least partly, through ... Billionaire
Yet primary elections in the state of Virginia incentivize polarization, and they will continue to sow political divisions if we don't take action. We, as taxpayers, pay for primary elections (over $16 million in 2016 alone), but unlike the general election, they are run by the Democrat and Republican parties. Billionaire
Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach, went for Northam by 8.5 points. “Make no mistake about it — Medicaid expansion is closer to happening in Virginia in the first four months of Northam's governorship than during the four years of McAuliffe's time as governor,” said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political ... Billionaire
“Public polling in Virginia has a history of being terribly inaccurate,” he said in a statement. “Voters should disregard these polls as they are nearly always wrong, most notably in 2016 and 2017. These types of surveys have devolved into nothing more than a news story for the side that polls favorably. Billionaire
This podcast is the newspaper's effort to make politics -- often a heavy topic -- a little more digestible for a wider audience. The first episode will go live by Tuesday, April 10, before state lawmakers convene in Richmond for a special session to figure out a plan for a two-year budget. It will focus on ...
"In the struggle over Virginia's gun laws, gun control advocates are winning the money battle -- big time," reported The Virginian-Pilot a few days ago. The story noted that over the past couple of decades gun-control advocates have given $9.1 million to political candates -- more than twice as much as ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE - When you walk into the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, there's no guessing what they do there. It's about all things politics, which may sound scary in 2018 when bitterness and hate often still pervade the topic, but don't run away yet. The halls here strike a tone of history ...
And while McAuliffe's term is up in a matter of days, that campaign has already affected the politics of Virginia and the lives of thousands of its citizens, and .... Even so, the political calculus doesn't come close to addressing the real meaning of rights-restoration and clemency for the people who receive such ...
Corporate involvement in Virginia politics bubbled to the surface after Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Republican legislation in 2015 that temporarily stopped the State Corporation Commission from ordering refunds to customers if the commission found Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power ...
But not in the political way. ... House seats — mainly in Northern Virginia — being targeted by Democrats in a whirlwind year in Virginia politics.
Speaking at political rallies in New Jersey and Virginia, Obama said past prejudices the country thought it had "put to bed" have reemerged.
University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato said the New Jersey and Virginia governor races are the only "big elections" for ...
A path to statewide victory for a Republican in Virginia, which hasn't ... Trump also might be reluctant to expend political capital if Gillespie ...
Longtime Virginia political analyst Bob Holsworth said Dominion ... Jeff Thomas of Richmond, author of "Virginia Politics & Government in a ...
First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
But regardless of whether Northam wins, I'd urge you not to read too much into Virginia's governor's race. State politics are different from ...
Racial appeals have been a staple in American and Virginia politics for as long as anyone remembers. In recent years, the appeals have ...
The controversial slave auction block in downtown Fredericksburg has haunted many black area residents for years. The knee-high stone has ...
First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Morrison, who for 18 years was one of Virginia's corporate cops, suggests that the ... that Dominion Energy Virginia, the state's biggest political donor, has ... When it comes to the politics of this issue, Dominion Energy Virginia ...
The reason is that revenues grew by 12 percent in August 2016, helped by two extra payroll deposit days for collection of Virginia's biggest ...
The Ipsos poll on racial issues, conducted Aug. 21-Sept. 5 on behalf of Thomson Reuters and the University of Virginia Center for Politics, also ...
Racial Politics Color New York City's Looming Mayoral Race ... of Tuesday's primary election despite a first term with plenty of political missteps. ... to preserve a Confederate monument last month in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Those conclusions left some state legislators cross-eyed on Monday after the first hard look at the Virginia community college system in more ...
... control how Virginia draws its legislative and congressional districts said ... said there's a growing sentiment that party politics and legislators ...
The Virginia State Board of Elections voted Friday to discontinue use of all touch-screen voting machines throughout the state because of ...
“ICE out of Virginia,” shouted some of the four to five young people in the ... Gillespie, a former political consultant and Republican National ...
A panel of the state's leading political experts told chamber ... "We knew politics in West Virginia was going to change after the passing of Sen.
Top Political Donor Demands Civility After Trump Remarks ... Donald Trump's response to the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally last month.


 

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