Monday, December 4, 2023

Pay Increases For Federal Workers Cancelled By White House

President Trump's cancellation of federal employee bonuses has gotten widespread backlash from lawmakers.

House Democrat Slams Own Party’s Redistricting Plan As A Self-Serving Political Power Grab

Delegate Stephen Heretick (D-Portsmouth) came out against the House Democratic redistricting plan calling it "gerrymandering in response to gerrymandering. It's tit-for-tat. It's, in the immortal words of baseball great Yogi Berra, 'it is deja vu all over again.'" 

Following Strong Second Financial Quarter, U.S. GDP Growth, Consumer Confidence, Job Satisfaction All Up

The Republican-led federal tax overhaul has produced some very satisfying numbers, all which continue to grow.

Congressional Democrats Forward Letters To Education Secretary DeVos To Drop Funding To Arm Teachers

After a barrage of school shootings, the idea of arming teachers is split along party lines, with many suggesting that more police should be placed in America's schools.

Mental Health Education Now Required For Virginia High School Students

Virginia becomes one of two states in the U.S. to require mental health education in high school.

Top Virginia House GOP Lawmaker Calls Democratic Redistricting Plan Hypocritical Partisan Power Grab

The map revealed by House Democrats on Wednesday shows changes in 29 of the Commonwealth's 100 legislative districts, causing the GOP leadership to rail against the revamped boundaries.

Legal Opinion From AG Mark Herring Says Lee County Cannot Arm Teachers

The Lee County School Board may have unanimously voted to allow teachers to carry firearms, but Virginia law says otherwise, according to the Attorney General.

The Virginia Way Cuts Through Political Muck, Revealing Creative Ways Towards Economic Growth

Delegate Will Morefield (R-Tazewell), a white conservative from the coalfields of Southwest Virginia, and Delegate Lashrecse Aird (D-Petersburg), a liberal African-American from the former industrial hub of Central Virginia, have teamed up to find creative ways to spur economic growth in politically diverse areas.

Rand Paul Loses Fight In Senate Against Taxpayer Funding For Planned Parenthood

"Planned Parenthood ends the lives of 325,000 babies each year - that's about 900 babies everyday," Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said as he charged Republicans in the Senate to defund the abortion advocacy group.

Allison Jones Rushing Nominated By President Trump For Seat On Fourth Circuit Court Of...

President Donald Trump nominates North Carolina native Allison Jones Rushing, a law partner at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., to the Richmond-based appellate court.