Tag: Government

tom perriello

Tom Perriello announces staff for gubernatorial campaign

Tom Perriello is announcing additional hires for his gubernatorial campaign that represent talent from across the Democratic Party.


virginia general assembly

Senate committee kills sick leave, equal pay bills

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee killed two pro-family bills carried by Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun), SB 824 and SB 1080.


virginia general assembly

Senate passes bill to scrap license suspension for non-driving-related offenses

The Senate passed a bill repealing the policy of automatically suspending a person’s driving license for a non-driving-related offense.


lgbt

Senate committee punts LGBT equality to Code Commission

A Senate committee referred two marriage equality proposals to the Code Commission.


virginia general assembly

Constitutional amendment would strip governor of ability to restore voting rights

A Senate bill would automatically restore the rights of non-violent felons while stripping the governor’s power to restore rights on a case-by-case basis.


tom perriello

Tom for Virginia to hold Rock & Rally Charlottesville concert

Tom for Virginia will hold a “Rock & Rally” concert at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville in support of Tom Perriello.


virginia general assembly

Senate Democrats block measure to reduce SNAP benefits

A Senate committee voted on Friday to block a bill reducing benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


ralph northam

Roanoke leaders endorse Ralph Northam for governor

Today, leaders from the Roanoke region endorsed Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for the Democratic Party nomination for governor.


senate democrats

Nondiscrimination bills pass State Senate

Today, the Virginia Senate passed two bills outlawing discrimination against the LGBT community.


senate democrats

Senate passes bill to implement community engaged policing standards

The Senate passed a bill to implement community engaged policing training standards in law enforcement.


virginia general assembly

Senate committee defeats two pro-choice bills

The Senate Committee on Education and Health rejected two pro-choice bills, SB 1424 and S.B. 1549, on party-line votes on Thursday.


senate democrats

Bills blocking TRAP abortion restrictions killed in Senate committee

The Senate Education and Health Committee killed proposals to strip the Virginia Code of its unconstitutional TRAP provisions.


virginia general assembly

House passes odd bill changing process for U.S. Senate vacancies

The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would allow future governors to leave a vacated U.S. Senate seat unfilled practically indefinitely.


ralph northam

Northam to Congress: ‘Legislators should not tell women what they can do with their bodies’

Yesterday, President Trump made it clear attacking women’s healthcare will be a hallmark of his administration.


ralph northam

Ralph Northam gets endorsements from Alexandria Democrats

Leaders from Alexandria endorsed the Ralph Northam campaign for governor Tuesday.


virginia general assembly

House subcommittee kills bills to raise minimum wage

The GOP-majority Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2 today killed three bills that would have raised the minimum wage in Virginia.


senate democrats

Lethal weapons? Senate Democrats decry switchblade bill

This afternoon, the Virginia Senate passed a bill, SB 865, to carve out an exception to allow minors to be provided with dangerous weapons.


senate democrats

Bill to change larceny threshold reports unanimously

A Senate committee passed a bill to raise the grand larceny threshold from $200 to $500.


lgbt

LGBT equality bills pass Senate committee

A Senate committee passed bills banning housing and public job discrimination against LGBTs.


ralph northam

Ralph Northam on Trump executive order reinstating global gag rule

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam comments on the new executive order reinstating the global gag rule.


creigh deeds

Creigh Deeds: Virginia General Assembly report

While the peaceful transition of power occurs amid celebration and protest in Washington, the work goes on here in Richmond.


virginia general assembly

Senate committee votes to continue TRAP laws

A Senate committee killed a bill to strip provisions pertaining to specifications for facilities that provide women’s health services.


law

Initiative to get ex-offenders back to work soars through the Senate

A bill that adds travel to and from a job interview to the list of purposes for a restricted driver’s license soared through the Senate.


business

Right-to-Work and the Apartheid state

There are plenty of reasons why people who believe in human freedom and free markets should oppose so-called “right-to-work” laws.


tom perriello

Tom Perriello continues Listening Tour in Roanoke, Martinsville

Tom Perriello will continue his listening tour on Wednesday and Thursday in Roanoke and Martinsville.


ralph northam

Northam raises more than $1.64 million in second half of 2016

The Northam for Governor campaign announced today that it has raised more than $1.64 million in its final financial report for 2016.


ralph northam

Ralph Northam statement on GOP votes killing voter-access bills

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam released a statement in response to a House subcommittee’s defeat of 11 bills aimed at expanding voter access.


tom perriello

Tom Perriello on Affordable Care Act: Where does Ed Gillespie stand?

Tom Perriello, famously, voted for the Affordable Care Act in his one term as Fifth District Congressman.


virginia general assembly

Senate committee blocks minimum wage increase

A Senate committee failed to pass two measures that would have seen an increase in Virginia’s minimum wage.


ralph northam

Ralph Northam calls on GOP to protect healthcare for millions

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam joined Senator Tim Kaine and others yesterday for a rally with Virginians to save healthcare.


virginia general assembly

Senate committee kills bill that would help ex-drug offenders get back to work

A Senate Committee failed to report a bill that would have expanded eligibility requirements for recipients of benefits for those convicted of drug-related felonies.


law

Combating hate: A Radical Leftist guide to gun control

Gun control is a big issue to many leftists. The Democratic Party has campaigned for years on a platform of gun control.


bill howell

Speaker Howell announces new transparency resources

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell announced today that a video archive of House floor sessions is now available for the 2017 Session.


healthcare

Northam announces program expanding access to reproductive healthcare

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam announced federal funding for a program to offer access to a full range of reproductive healthcare services.


ralph northam

Northam announces legislation on student debt, financial aid, workforce readiness

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam announced a series of legislative proposals on higher education accountability, affordability and accessibility.


tom perriello

Top Democrats bungle response to Tom Perriello

Virginia Democrats, in responding to the news that Tom Perriello is going to run for governor, are showing themselves to be tone-deaf.


tom perriello

Tom Perriello enters Democratic Party gubernatorial race

Former Fifth District congressman Tom Perriello announced Thursday that he will run for the Democratic Party nomination for governor in 2017.


congress

Senate Democrats demand full disclosure from Trump nominees

Democratic Ranking Members of 16 Senate Committees issued the following joint statement of principles for vetting the President-elect’s nominees.


chris graham viewpoints

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: How much do you tip? And … who?

How much do you tip? And who do you tip? Chris Graham and Crystal Graham explore the tipping point on today’s Street Knowledge.


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Podcast: Tips for surviving Thanksgiving politics

AFP editor Chris Graham shares whatever wisdom he has in helping us all survive the inevitable uncomfortable politics discussions over the Thanksgiving table.