Saturday, February 4, 2023

New VCCS Chancellor Focuses on Linking Industry and Education

The immediate focus of the incoming VCCS chancellor seems to echo Youngkin's policy directives linking education to industry. Wiser heads will be careful about how this is done.

After Arrest at Loudoun School Board Meeting, Court Finds Tigges Not Guilty

Mr. Tigges was the second person arrested in the room while the Board had recessed. The other was Scott Smith, whose daughter was sexually assaulted in the school bathroom by a male.

Youngkin Asks Miyares To Investigate Northern Virginia High School

Governor Glenn Youngkin asked Attorney General Jason Miyares to investigate the administration at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) after allegations...

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...

MS-13 Gang Member Arrested In Virginia

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced a significant victory against a notorious transnational criminal organization. Agents recently...

Youngkin Announces $875,000 in Farmland Preservation Grants

Five localities receive funds to place working farmlands and forest under permanent conservation easements

Virginia Republicans Deliver on Grocery Tax Cut for 2023

The new law taking effect Jan. 1, 2023, ends the state’s 1.5% sales tax on groceries. That’s $1.50 in savings for every $100 spent.

Youngkin Announces $24.7 Million in Industrial Revitalization Funds

The 22 awarded projects will create over 600 jobs and leverage an additional $72.8 million in public and private investment.

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...