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Alex Lemieux is a Richmond-based editor with The Republican Standard.

DACA Democrats May Take Blame Over Looming Shutdown

President Donald Trump is fairly confident that Democrats will inevitably face the blame that will be given if Congress fails on a spending bill over DACA.
schools

House Bill May Allow Mayor Stoney to Raise Taxes For RPS

85 percent of Richmonders voted for a referendum that will modernize RPS, but Mayor Stoney may be able to raise taxes for funding with new House bill.
unemployment

Dow Rockets to 26,000 After Trump Tax Cuts, Economists Warn Melt-Up

The Dow rocketed to 26,000 amid its record run just over one year after Trump took office, spiking 1,000 in just seven days. Some warn of a melt-up.
Ralph Northam

Governor Northam Pushes For Progressive Agenda

House committees are 12-10 in favor of Republicans. Policies that define the Governor Northam's highly-progressive agenda are unlikely.
Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Bill Moves Through Virginia House of Delegates

Three members of the Virginia House of Delegates introduced a bill late Monday that will implement net neutrality rules throughout the commonwealth.
gun control

Gun Control Laws From Democrats Shot Down by Republicans in General Assembly

Republicans in the Virginia State Senate defeated a push by Democrats on a panel for stricter gun control laws in the commonwealth.

Felony Theft Threshold Raised by Virginia Senate Panel Vote

A Republican-led Virginia State Senate panel voted to raise the dollar amount for felony theft from $200 to $500.
economic growth

Virginia, Especially Richmond, Will Benefit From Economic Growth in 2018

Economists claim Virginia and the Richmond metro area will greatly benefit from national economic growth over the next year, citing Trump's tax plan.

Barbara Comstock Battles Big Money From Democrats, Tom Steyer

The actions taken by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in her years in the House have proven she is a leader whom is essential to the growth of the nation. 
McAuliffe

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Would Punch President Trump If He Could

Are Democrats turning to threats and violence to push their agenda? Sounds like a tactic out of Saul Alinsky's playbook. 
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