With a special session of the Virginia General Assembly set to begin on Monday, Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin has called on state lawmakers to return $1.5 Billion of the state’s surplus to taxpayers.
As a group of Afghan interpreters and their families arrived in the United States, both of Virginia’s U.S. Senators said they strongly support the special immigrant visas for those who worked alongside U.S. Forces.
A political event next month in Lynchburg is the latest flashpoint in the governor’s race. On Tuesday, Democratic leaders criticized Republican Glenn Youngkin for agreeing to take part in an Election Integrity Rally, organized by the 5th District Republican Committee.
A decision by Democratic leaders to impose broad restrictions on the Virginia General Assembly’s upcoming special session is drawing criticism from Republicans who say the rules will sharply limit meaningful debate on how the state should spend $4.3 billion in federal pandemic relief money.
A coalition of gambling companies hoping to get slot machines back into Virginia convenience stores and bars kicked off its legislative push this week with a private flight for four lawmakers to Chicago.
Republican Virginia gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin and his wife cut the real estate tax bill on their horse farm when they successfully petitioned Fairfax County to designate the more than 30-acre property around their Great Falls home as an agricultural property.
A new coalition hopes to make the high cost of prescription drugs an issue in the fall campaign.The group Virginians for Affordable Medicine includes nine organizations concerned with access to prescription drugs.
Virginia’s behavioral health commissioner told lawmakers Thursday about the spending she says is needed to make facilities safer after admissions were halted at five state hospitals amid a staffing shortage, including $75 million for salaries and pay increases.
Doctors and hospitals are up 2-1 over insurance companies as the first three disputes resolved under the state’s ban on balance billing emerge from arbitration, according to a report released this month by state regulators.
The Unemployment Action Coalition of Virginia sent a letter to the Virginia Secretary of Labor outlining several changes the group believes needs to be implemented. Some of those suggestions deal with how to re-appropriate federal funds to help fix the problems at the VEC.
The fate of the Robert E. Lee Monument lies in the hands of the state Supreme Court, but community leaders hope that after Charlottesville's actions to remove its confederate monuments, Richmond will follow suit.