Tag: virginia politics
There was a big victory for the United States Constitution in Washington this week.
What if Tim Kaine ends up on the national Democratic Party ticket in November? This is a serious question as the primary season seems to be winding down.
Ken Cuccinelli said Saturday that he will not run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2017.
Hillary Clinton’s support in Virginia continued to grow today as eight additional Democratic mayors endorsed her in advance of the March 1 primary.
Randy Forbes is urging the Senate to only consider Supreme Court nominees with a record of adhering to the restraints placed on the judiciary by the Constitution.
A Senate committee voted to advance a bill barring localities from requiring employers to offer pay or benefits above the minimum levels laid out in state and federal law.
On Monday, presidential candidate John Kasich became the second 2016 presidential candidate to appear on “American Forum” at UVA’s Miller Center.
On Wednesday, President Bill Clinton will attend Hillary for Virginia organizing events in Northern Virginia and Richmond to campaign for Hillary Clinton.
Last Monday, another important deadline in the fight to defeat the Islamic State came and went with little attention from the media.
Del. R. Steven Landes, (R-Weyers Cave) today highlighted his legislation that has been passed in the House of Delegates.
The Virginia House Democratic Caucus set forth their legislative agenda for the 2016 General Assembly Session. Caucus members highlighted initiatives that House Democrats aim to enact.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $196,000 in funding for five collaborative efforts in Virginia through the Building Collaborative Communities program.
Resolutions for the new year are easy to make; I have made dozens in my lifetime. The challenge is to keep resolutions and to bring about the changes they imply.
The Parole Commission presented 23 recommendations to Governor McAuliffe addressing complex issues that will enhance public safety.
Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that Governor McAuliffe’s budget establishes a pilot program to support women in planning for their pregnancies.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell announced this week a series of specific actions to increase transparency in the House of Delegates.
Rep. Steve Landes and State Sen. Emmett W. Hanger Jr. will listen to students propose solutions to the health insurance coverage gap for 400,000 Virginians during the annual Health Policy Summit on Thursday, Dec. 3, at James Madison University.
The General Assembly will convene for its regular session on January 13. Major work in the even-numbered years is passage of a biennial budget.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics and sports with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. The segment includes discussion of congressional action on the Syrian refugee crisis in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in Paris, a new poll of Virginia voters on their 2016 presidential preferences, and then switching gears, a quick preview of a busy weekend in college football.
The American Conservative Union announced the results of its ratings from the 2015 meeting of the Virginia General Assembly. Del. Steve Landes received an 87% rating for the 2015 General Assembly Session and holds a lifetime ACU rating of 89%.
Each year, Virginia farmers implement practices on their farms that help protect the environment and the Chesapeake Bay. Those practices are not cheap, and farmers often rely on state or federal cost-share programs to help pay for the measures. Virginia Farm Bureau Federation leaders will again urge state legislators to adequately fund the state’s Agriculture Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program to help farmers with those expenses.
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) was re-elected Minority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates by acclamation at the annual winter retreat of the House Democratic Caucus on Saturday.
It was one of those days where the heat takes your breath away. It was mid-summer in our nation’s capital and the sun beat down on the marble monuments and city sidewalks. I squinted my eyes and stood shoulder to shoulder with members of my staff handing out water bottles as our guests filed off of the buses, slowly but determined, one by one. They were eager. And so were we.
A chicken or egg kind of debate has been going on in Virginia recently as a result of a report from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).
I would like to thank the voters of the 25th District for my re-election to the House of Delegates. Without each one of you this would not have been possible.
Angela Lynn sent a statement of thanks to supporters and volunteers who aided her 25th House District campaign, Lynn came up short in her bid to unseat Republican Steve Landes in the 25th, which includes portions of Albemarle County, Augusta County and Rockingham County.
Republicans Dickie Bell, Ben Cline and Steve Landes easily won re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates, and State Sen. Mark Obenshain won re-election to the State Senate in a landslide.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Republican leaders commented Sunday ahead of Governor McAuliffe’s campaign stops in Northern Virginia. House leaders encouraged voters in Northern Virginia to reject the Governor’s plan to add $17 tolls on I-66 and criticized the Governor’s divisive, Washington-style campaign.
Del. Steve Landes was honored with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2015 Protecting the Vulnerable Award Monday for his leadership in the state to prevent fraud and protect the state’s welfare programs for the truly needy.
All local voter registration offices in Virginia will be open this Saturday for the last day of in-person absentee voting.
The Chris Graham Show features an interview with April Moore, the Democratic Party nominee in the 26th Senate District, challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Obenshain. Chris and April discuss her final message to voters on the eve of the Nov. 3 general election.
I know it is a safe assumption that readers of this column are regular voters. There is no need for me to carry on about the importance of voting, how elections matter, etc. You get it, but it is a bit shocking and disappointing to realize the small percentage of people who do.
Jim Webb dropped out of the Democratic Party presidential race this week, and said he is considering a run for president as an independent. Don’t count on that happening.
In a 2-1 decision written by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne, the Eastern District Court upheld the House of Delegates redistricting plan adopted in 2011, concluding that “each of the twelve Challenged Districts withstands constitutional scrutiny under the Equal Protection Clause.”
Del. R. Steven Landes today announced the roll-out of Leaders for Landes, a group of over 30 locally elected officials expressing their support for Delegate Landes’ re-election to the House of Delegates in the 25th District.
Laura Dansby, chair of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, released the responses her organization received from a questionnaire it sent to 13 area candidates running in this fall’s election.
The Democratic Party of Virginia and Common Good VA PAC will report tomorrow a combined $4.9 million raised in the third quarter of 2015 for the November elections.
Augusta County State Sen. Emmett Hanger will serve as a Virginia state co-chair for the presidential campaign of Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Ed Gillespie confirmed in an email to The Washington Post on Friday that he plans to run for governor in 2017.
Mark Obenshain isn’t “going anywhere,” but he’s also not running for governor. The Harrisonburg state senator confirmed via Twitter reports from earlier in the day on Monday that he will not be running for governor in 2017.
Virginia Organizing kicked off its Stand with Women campaign across the Commonwealth with a series of local women’s roundtables in Danville, Waynesboro, Petersburg, and Blacksburg.
Polling done this week by Christopher Newport University shows that Virginia voters are leaning Republican in the 2015 Virginia General Assembly races. But at the same time, voters are showing strong support for policy positions on key issues like minimum wage, gun control, payday lending restrictions and redistricting reform advocated by Democratic candidates.
A generic ballot test of Virginia voters has Democrats and Republicans running close to neck-and-neck among all voters. But among likely voters, the advantage swings noticeably to Republicans heading into the final five weeks of the 2015 election season.
A new Christopher Newport University poll shows that Virginia voters have generally positive views of Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Barack Obama, not so muc
Before I could ask Angela Lynn, the Democratic Party nominee in the 25th House District race, to give us a state of the campaign, and quiz her on the issues of the day in Virginia politics, I was duty-bound to ask her opinion on …
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today on his intention to reappoint Justice Jane Marum Roush to the Virginia Supreme Court as her term expires.
The Virginia AFL-CIO has endorsed Democratic Party nominee Angela Lynn in the race for the 25th House District seat in the Virginia General Assembly.
The reaction to the announcement from Mark Herring this week that the sitting attorney general plans to run for re-election was met with excitement and relief by fellow Virginia Democrats, who feel the move will forestall a bloodbath between Herring and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for the 2017 gubernatorial nomination.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced William M. “Bill” Stanley, Majority Whip of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, will serve as chairman of his Virginia Leadership Team.
In Virginia, 641,000 people suffer from addiction or dependence on drugs and alcohol and need treatment, but are not current receiving it. Across the country, 23 million Americans suffer from addiction, and only 1 in 10 are being treated.