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Meet the women trying to flip rural Virginia blue

While some Democrats might write off western Virginia as being too red to win, four women are trying to prove them wrong. The four candidates gathered with supporters at...

Dominion pulls a fast one on legislators and the public

When you make a deal with someone, you can’t just unilaterally change the terms of the contract after the fact just because you want more money. Or at least,...

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 Mexican imports, starting on June 10, as a form of...

What happened this year in the General Assembly

Virginia’s General Assembly is gone for the year. Despite being engulfed by scandal, some things of note actually happened during this session. Below we've gathered the highlights of what got done, what...

Rep. Spanberger says Virginia’s digital divide weakens local economy

Rep. Abigal Spanberger (D-Va.) delivers remarks at a luncheon hosted by the The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce in April, 2019

Hundreds of Richmond hospital patients lost their right to make medical decisions

Times-Dispatch investigation finds potential conflicts of interest between Richmond law firm and VCU Health. VCU Health System has taken hundreds of low-income patients to court since 2009 to...

Lawmakers, advocates gather to fight for paid leave in Virginia

The lack of paid family and medical leave laws in Virginia were the focus of a roundtable discussion in Richmond Friday, held with the aim of passing legislation to give additional rights...

Trump administration takes $77 million away from Virginia military projects in order to fund...

The Trump administration is taking more than $77 million away from four military projects in Virginia and re-allocating that money to advance the President’s desired border wall, Democratic Virginia Sens. Tim Kaine...

More than a million Virginians won’t get tax refund checks, report says

More than a million Virginia taxpayers will not receive tax refund checks approved by Virginia lawmakers, according to a new analysis by The Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit, Richmond-based thinktank.
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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 result of his threats and an “incredible” deal worthy of...