Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is getting ready to announce an official proposal that would guarantee a federal job with at least a $15 per hour wage and free health insurance benefits to every American, "who wants or needs one" because in Bernie's America, we all work for Big Brother.
Congress will take up a bill later this week from Republican Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) that will revolutionize the music industry and how the makers of music are paid and compensated. Called the Music Modernization Act, it would benefit songwriters and producers that are currently subject to a system over 100 years old.
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Following the resignation of Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, Delegate Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) said he was considering running for the empty seat in Virginia's most-populous city. However, he has just decided against the move, citing protecting the one-seat majority Republicans hold in the House of Delegates.
Stocks took a beating today as the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the trading day down 425 points, 1.73 percent. The market had a slight uptick from mid-day as the stock exchange was reporting the Dow was down at least 600 points at one point.
Democrats were in hot water over a clandestine political operation undertaken in Virginia prior to last year's election. After it was found that a PAC called NextGen America was working to bolster liberals by filing FOIAs to secure the phone numbers of voters, Governor Northam signed two bill prohibiting the action.
Many claim smaller, yet priority legislative initiatives like prison reform have taken a back seat to bigger-ticket items. Though, recently, Republican Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-2) and Democratic Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman introduced the bipartisan "Pathway to Parenting" Act.
The roads, highways, bridges, and tunnels that make up the vast transportation network in Virginia are far from being considered in perfect condition. VDOT acknowledges this, but also says it's "impossible" to fix them all.
As the nation's unemployment has held at 4.1 percent for the last few months, Virginia is actually doing slightly better with the Commonwealth's unemployment rate falling to 3.4 percent.
The Virginia state government's replacement of the century-old General Assembly building has risen in projected cost by at least $24 million due to delays and other cost overruns.