The Virginia Senate has approved legislation requiring in-person instruction before the start of the next school year. Following a similar vote Wednesday in the House of Delegates, the bill is now headed to the desk of Governor Ralph Northam.
One of the Republicans running for Governor brought his campaign to Lynchburg Tuesday afternoon. Northern Virginia businessman Glenn Youngkin met supporters and spoke with reporters outside the Texas Inn.
Former Governor Terry McAuliffe says a changing economy requires a major shift in the way Virginia educates its children. On Thursday, the Democratic candidate for governor unveiled a plan that will place additional emphasis on STEM-H and computer science education.
A Canadian company has reportedly found gold near Union Hill in Buckingham County. Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, is proposing a moratorium on new gold mining permits to give the state time to study the issue.
The Democratic candidate for Governor said she will employ a “ground-up approach,” that will provide relief to Virginians who lost work during the pandemic and small businesses that have struggled to survive.
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is typically a chance for citizens to use a day off work to meet with their legislators in what’s informally known as lobby day. Gun-rights activists typically make a large, organized appearance each year
Governor Ralph Northam has proposed a $50 million budget amendment that would help extend passenger rail service to the New River Valley. On Friday, Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine said negotiations with Norfolk Southern are very close to producing an agreement.
State Sen. Creigh Deeds has introduced a bill for all of the precincts in the state to count their votes the same way. He’d also like to see some of the changes that made voting easier during COVID stay in effect.
Attorney General Herring is again supporting legislation to make the Office of Civil Rights a permanent feature of the Office of Attorney General, ensuring that protection of Virginians’ civil rights will always be a priority.
Across the country and here in the Commonwealth, members of the Electoral College voted Monday. Virginia’s electors met at noon in the State Capitol, where all 13 voted for President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.
Former Governor Terry McAuliffe wants another term as Virginia’s chief executive. On Wednesday morning, he promised decisive action to improve public education as he announced his campaign for the Democratic nomination.
While election officials in other states are still counting thousands of absentee ballots, members of the Electoral Board in the city of Roanoke are busy with another task. They are now reviewing hundreds of provisional ballots.
The Virginia Department of Elections is trying to set the record straight after they’ve received a number calls and emails from voters about a viral social media effort urging voters to check and see if their vote was counted.
Following an election night like none other in the commonwealth, voter registrars in Virginia are working to finalize vote counts and double-check them to give us a clearer picture of who won and who lost.