Economy

Child care costs have grown seven times faster than women’s wages, report finds

While Virginia women have seen child care costs skyrocket over the last twenty years, wages have lagged behind and the gender wage...

Trump’s trade war has devastated farmers, Gov. Northam says

The Trump administration’s trade war is hurting profits for Virginia’s soybean farmers, according to Gov. Ralph Northam. Soybeans have...

Is a recession on the way? Virginia’s top financial officer thinks so.

Virginia’s secretary of finance Aubrey Layne is preparing for a recession, telling the Virginia Mercury that he believes a recession in the...

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday takes place this weekend, Aug 2-4

Virginia will hold its annual three-day sales tax holiday this weekend, starting Friday, Aug 2 at 12:01 AM and ending Sunday, Aug...

Trump’s trade war aid “overwhelmingly flowed” to biggest farms, report finds

The Trump administration’s trade war aid for farmers has “overwhelmingly flowed to the largest and most successful farmers,“ according to an analysis...

More than 100 million Americans had their personal information compromised in Capital One hack

In what is one of the biggest thefts of bank data ever, more than 100 million Americans had their personal information compromised...

Dominion wants more money for shareholders at customers’ expense

The Virginia Poverty Law Center, federal and state agencies, and Walmart have joined together to speak out against Dominion Energy’s proposal to...

Volvo Trucks to add nearly 800 jobs in Pulaski but layoff workers in Dublin

Volvo Trucks will add 777 new jobs at its Pulaski County plant over the next six years, according to a report in...

Winners and losers in Virginia’s special tax refund: GOP plan favors the rich

Republicans have set up a plan that will give Virginians a one-time tax refund check of up to $220 this fall, just...

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.

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