Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.. right, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., talk before the start of hearing where Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will present to the committee, the Monetary Policy Report on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Responsible for an Ex’s Student Loans? You’ll Like This Senate-Passed Bill

Did you know that if a person was previously married to a domestic abuser, they could still be legally responsible to pay for that person’s student loan debt — even after getting a divorce? With the recent Senate passage of the Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act, victims are one step closer to financial freedom.

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Virginia’s Minimum Wage Is Now $11 an Hour—But the Path to $15 Is Uncertain

The law that approved gradually increasing the minimum hourly rate Virginia workers can earn must be re-enacted by the General Assembly. In short: Who you elect matters.

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The Last Monthly Child Tax Credit?: The Impact the Expanded CTC Had on Virginians

This year, the expanded Child Tax Credit had a remarkable impact on families across Virginia. About 61 million children have benefitted from it.

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Check This Out: Your Favorite Local Library Could Soon Get an Upgrade

Soon, libraries across the country will receive a financial boost geared toward continuing their vast efforts to support their local communities, all thanks to the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.

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Want to Go to College for Free? There’s a Program in Virginia for That.

“These are all high-demand, for the most part high-wage, fields and career pathways. And so [students are] going to come out, no debt, be able to go into a great career, start making really good money right away."

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Dominion Over Everyone: How Money Flows in Virginia Politics

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Student Loan Debt Is Ruining Lives. Can We Just Cancel It?

About 45 million borrowers in the US collectively owe $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, a burden that has left millennials worse off than their parents, delayed marriages and children, widened the racial wealth gap, and had devastating mental health consequences.