The 2023 General Assembly elections are behind us, and Virginia Democrats successfully faced down immense amounts of Republican spending to secure majorities in the state House and Senate. Abortion was the most visible issue in most legislative races, but polling...
Democratic candidates for Virginia’s legislature say that voters need affordable housing, greater investment in education, more worker protections, and more.
In Sept. 2020, the median home sale price in Virginia was $354,400. As of Sept. 2023, that figure had risen to $412,800, a 16% increase, according to Redfin. Renters are also paying more in Virginia. At the end of 2020, the average cost of rent in the commonwealth was $1,660. As of Nov. 2023, that figure has risen to $1,946, a 17% increase.
Thanks in part to budget amendments championed by Democrats in the General Assembly, Virginians can shop for certain items sale tax-free this weekend (Oct. 20-22). Virginians are used to seeing this sales tax holiday in August of each year, but a forgetful legislature...
“[These] charges are taking real money out of the pockets of American families. These junk fees can add up to hundreds of dollars, weighing down family budgets, making it harder to pay family bills,” President Biden said on Wednesday.
New legislation has lowered monthly bills, will lead to additional refunds, and will ensure consumers are no longer responsible for increases in energy costs caused by external events, like war.
The Biden administration’s newly proposed actions, which would likely take effect in 2024, would lower child care costs for 80,000 American families.
A new analysis published this week found that unless Congress provides additional funding, an estimated 88,265 children in Virginia are expected to lose their child care beginning Sept. 30.
The Biden administration has been putting pressure on companies across multiple sectors to be more transparent with consumers.
While Ticketmaster and SeatGeek have agreed to institute more transparency when it comes to ticket sales, some anti-monopoly advocates think the answer is “breaking up” these companies altogether.