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Eric Burk is a reporter at The Virginia Star and The Star News Network.

Republicans Target Northam-Era Environmental Mandate

Virginia Republicans have introduced several bills to repeal legislation that ties Virginia’s vehicle emissions rules to California’s standards. Republican efforts to repeal Democrat-passed pro-environment legislation failed...

Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Protect Virginians from Problem Gambling

State Senator Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) and Delegate Paul Krizek (D-Mount Vernon) have pre-filed legislation for the upcoming General Assembly session to create a problem gambling...

Youngkin Emphasizes Transparency in Latest Regulatory Review Manual Update

Governor Glenn Youngkin has released a list of more than 300 regulatory changes his administration plans to implement by July 2023. Also, a manual for agencies...

Youngkin Proposes $1 Billion in Tax Relief

RICHMOND, Virginia – Governor Glenn Youngkin is highlighting $1 billion in tax relief in his budget amendment proposal, including lowering Virginia’s business tax rate from...

Virginia State Senators Favorites to Win VA-04 Special Election

Governor Glenn Youngkin ordered a February 21, 2023 special election to fill late Congressman Don McEachin’s seat, setting off a tight timeline for nominations in...

Loudoun School Board Boots Superintendent Ziegler

The Loudoun County School Board voted unanimously to fire Superintendent Scott Ziegler without cause after a grand jury report blamed Ziegler and his administration for much of the...

Youngkin’s Commission To Combat Antisemitism Releases New Report

A commission to combat antisemitism ordered by Governor Glenn Youngkin published its report Monday, describing a rising amount of antisemitic incidents nationally and in Virginia and...

Virginia’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Grows By $9.4 Billion

Virginia’s outdoor recreation economy grew 20.9 percent in 2021, adding $9.4 billion and making up 1.6 percent of Virginia’s gross domestic product (GDP), according...

Congressman Bob Good Plans To Oppose McCarthy Speakership Bid

Congressman Bob Good (R-VA-05) said he won’t vote for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-21) for Speaker of the House when Republicans take the majority...

Former Congressman Announces New Campaign

Former U.S. Representative Tom Garrett announced his campaign for the GOP nomination in Virginia’s House of Delegates District 56, where he’ll face Jennie Wood,...
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