Economy


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.

Virginia Is Massively Expanding Broadband Access

The Biden administration's pandemic stimulus funding and direction from the Democratic General Assembly has increased funding for high-speed internet exponentially.

Federal Unemployment Benefits Are Ending Soon in Virginia. Where Do We Go From Here?

Since the federal government expanded unemployment benefits for those impacted by the COVID economic crisis last year, the VEC has paid out more than $14 billion aid to Virginians.

The Lassiter family and the Collins family
‘It’s a Moral Issue’: Virginia Families Need Affordable Child Care and Paid Leave

Virginia families spend nearly $1,200 per month on average on infant care and more than half of working families in the state lack access to unpaid family leave.

Gov. Ralph Northam at an event.
Virginia’s No. 1 for Business, but What About Workers?

The state used to rank dead last for worker conditions. That's changed.

Virginia Moms Left The Workforce During The Pandemic. Could A New Law Bring Them Back?

RICHMOND-Millions of Virginia moms left the workforce last year due to the pandemic. A new law outlines a plan to get them back.

Does Virginia’s New Law Legalize Marijuana? Well, Yes and No.

RICHMOND-Yes, the new law took effect July 1 in Virginia. But while it allows possession, the law doesn't fully legalize marijuana use.