A former state employee who was fired after finding misconduct during an investigation of the Virginia Parole Board has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer and two top officials of outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration.
Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has named two women with track records of opposing “critical race theory” — a once obscure collegiate field that’s become a conservative catch-all term for racial equity and diversity initiatives in public schools — to top posts at the Virginia Department of Education.
Since the election, Jason Miyares says his focus has been on getting his executive team together. The Virginia Beach republican says there’s really not any area of state government that the attorney general’s office doesn’t touch and he plans to be visible.
The 2022 General Assembly begins today at the state capitol, and Republicans now have power in the House of Delegates and in the Governor’s mansion - creating a different landscape than in recent years.
Virginia’s incoming Republican governor and attorney general are pledging that the commonwealth will join other Republican-led states and business groups in challenging Biden administration mandates intended to increase the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate.
Virginia United States Representatives Abigail Spanberger, Jennifer Wexton and Elaine Luria asked Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin to expand the state’s “Test to Stay” COVID-19 testing protocols to help keep schools open and students in the classroom.