Economy

How the “mother of states” treats women

Women make up 51% of the population in Virginia, but only 26.4% of the General Assembly. With that disparity in mind, we decided to take a look at how the laws passed (or not passed) by a predominantly-male, Republican-led General Assembly have affected women in Virginia.

Trump administration backtracks, won’t shut down rural jobs program after all

After weeks of backlash from lawmakers, the Trump administration has reversed its earlier decision to shut down nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation...

Want a special one-time tax refund? Make sure to file your state returns by July 1

Nearly 350,000 Virginia taxpayers who are eligible for a one-time tax return this year need to file their returns by July 1...

Coeburn Jobs Corps program closure: Why is admin “killing programs” that keep people off welfare?

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Residents protest Walmart’s decision to close store in Big Stone Gap

Walmart announced Monday that the company is planning to close its store in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, prompting a group of local...

Virginia economists: Trump’s tariff threat is ‘unsettling,’ and could have ‘serious long-term damage’

President Trump threatened historic tariffs against Mexico in recent weeks, then claimed already-established agreements between Mexico and the United States were the...

Senators Kaine & Warner fight to protect rural jobs from Trump administration

Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced legislation to stop the Trump administration from shutting down the Flatwoods Job Corps Center...

You could get $24,000 to pay off student loans by moving to rural Virginia

The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission has officially approved a program to help pay off recent college graduates' student loan debt if...

Trump’s proposed Mexico tariffs could devastate Virginia

In a move that rattled lawmakers, economists, and immigration advocates, President Trump announced on Thursday a plan to impose 5% tariffs on...

Who benefits from a minimum wage hike?

Who comes to mind when you think of a minimum wage worker? Opponents of increasing the minimum wage like...

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