Friday, August 23, 2019

Health Care And The Tragedy of the Commons

The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star offers some helpful thoughts on what is driving health care costs up the roof -- namely, the example of a...

Rural Area Broadband Top Virginia Legislative Priority

Legislation seeking additional funding to bring broadband to rural Virginians has been named a top priority during the 2018 Session of the General Assembly.

Food Stamp Enrollment Hits Eight Year Low

Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dropped to 40,083,954 in March 2018, the lowest in eight years.

Barbara Comstock Requests Further Examination By EPA Of West Virginia Based Rockwool Plant Over...

“The impact to Loudoun County could cause irreparable harm to the local economy, especially the agritourism industry," Congresswoman Barbara Comstock wrote in her letter to the Environmental Protection Agency over increased concerns surrounding the Rockwool Plant.

Who Can Handle Brexit Best? Donald Trump, According To British Official

As the saga surrounding Brexit continues, Prime Minister Theresa May was caught in a row as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said U.S. President Donald Trump could handle it better.

Giant Grocery Stores Roll out Robot Assistants as Va. Lawmakers Debate Right to Work,...

Giant Food is introducing labor-saving robots to all 172 grocery stores, as Virginia lawmakers consider bills repealing the state's Right to Work law and doubling the minimum wage. Should lawmakers raise labor costs, more stores could invest further in automation and artificial intelligence.

Richmond Pays Diversity Consultant An Extra $420,000

On track with wasteful government spending, Richmond's Department of Public Utilities (DPU) pays an "ineffective" diversity consultant an extra $420,000.

Higgins: Who Is Paying For Anti-Gillespie Polls on Facebook?

More revealing though is the utter contempt Democrats hold for conservatives voters.  Does anyone think this would actually work?

Speaker Kirk Cox Outlines Initiative To Build Pathway From Schools To Jobs To Bolster...

Speaker of the House Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) says the “build it and they will come” approach to economic development is antiquated. Instead, he writes, Virginia must be the "build strong bridges from school to jobs” state; the “prepare resilient graduates for lifelong success and service” state; the “provide an affordable pathway for everyone in a growing economy” state.

Budget Passed By Virginia House, Medicaid Expansion Included

Speaker of the House Kirk Cox announces a "responsible and balanced budget" has been passed. However, Medicaid expansion does not come without contention.