Economy


A flyover in rural Virginia shows a forest of trees bordering a cow farm and a hayfield. Taken around the beginning of November, when trees are multicolored and starting to drop their leaves. The two-lane road in the shot is the major road heading into the local town. The altitude of the drone was around 250 feet.
A Primer on Rural Issues Across Virginia

Some of the biggest issues Virginia's rural regions face include broadband access, economic development, and transportation.

Screen shot: On April 1, the Tax Fairness for Virginia Coalition hosted a press conference where organizations and parents asked the Virginia General Assembly to prioritize parents in the state budget.
“I’m Feeling Like Economic Disparity Is A Disease, And I Caught It:” Parents Seek Priority In Virginia’s Budget

At a virtual press conference held by the Tax Fairness for Virginia Coalition, parents and organizations advocated for lawmakers to prioritize parents in state budget negotiations.

This is a display of Russian Standard Vodka in a Total Wine and More store in University Park, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
From Booze to Backlash: Virginia Calls For Its Own Russian Sanctions

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Gov. Glenn Youngkin has called for a series of "decisive actions" against the country.

Rep. Jennifer Wexton
The Infrastructure Money Potentially Coming to Northern Virginia, Shenandoah Valley

Rep. Jennifer Wexton told us the four things that could particularly help the residents in her district, and why passing the Build Back Better act is still so important.

Man charging EV in garage
Want to Avoid Rising Gas Prices In the Future? Electric Cars Cost Only Cost About $1 a Gallon

Electric cars are cheaper to maintain, too; they only have about 20 moving parts compared to 2,000 for gas-powered engines.

A veteran at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Serving Those Who Serve: How Paid Family and Medical Leave Could Support Military Families

Family members of wounded veterans may not be able to help take care of their loved ones without losing income. This bill could change that.  

Biden letter on the child tax credit
Virginia Women Speak Up: Extend the Child Tax Credit

Parents, advocates and political leaders push to extend the expanded Child Tax Credit.