One day after Republican Glenn Youngkin addressed the state’s sheriffs, Democrat Terry McAuliffe took his turn in front of the group. McAuliffe defended his record on public safety during a session that included a testy exchange with a local law enforcement official.
The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act is named in honor of Dr. Lorna Breen, a physician from Charlottesville who died by suicide after fighting on the front lines of the pandemic in New York.
This will be an important week in the race for governor. Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin meet in their first debate on Thursday and early voting begins on Friday. Tuesday was a busy day as well.
Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin has released a ‘Day One Gameplan,” he says will provide tax relief to Virginians, and make major improvements in education, economic development, public safety and government efficiency.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe is now urging all Virginia school systems to require COVID vaccinations for teachers and staff, while his opponent, Republican Glenn Youngkin, says it should be an individual decision.
As the new Virginia Redistricting Commission prepares to start drawing new legislative and congressional maps, an increasingly political tone to its deliberations has some members openly speculating about whether the bipartisan body will be able to complete its job.
The City of Richmond is preemptively asking for the public’s opinion on spending more than $25 million in revenue that would be received if voters pass a referendum allowing casino gambling in the city.
The Virginia General Assembly recessed Tuesday afternoon, completing most of the work that brought lawmakers to Richmond a week ago. The final act of the special session included the election of eight judges to the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Members of the Virginia General Assembly approved a budget compromise Monday, but their work isn’t done. Now lawmakers are turning their attention to several vacancies on the expanded Court of Appeals.