After six months of negotiations, Democrats finally won most of the concessions they sought on state budget amendments, and this week, Gov. Glenn Youngkin officially signed them into law. But when will Virginians see the benefits?
The proposed regulation would require employers to pay overtime to their salaried workers who are in executive, administrative, and professional roles, and make less than $1,059 a week, or $55,068 a year for full-time employees.
The administration’s show of support comes as unprecedented worker organizing — from strike authorizations to work stoppages — hit multiple industries this year, including, transportation, entertainment, hospitality and health care.
At the beginning of the year, a new law cutting Virginia’s grocery tax to 1% took effect. Now, lawmakers in both parties are vying for credit as they run for reelection.
Many Virginians living and working in some of the commonwealth’s most rural and isolated communities don’t have the access to fast, reliable internet. A massive new grant will change that for residents in a historically underserved region in southwestern Virginia.
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.
Nearly 365,000 people in Virginia—many of whom live in rural areas—lack access to high-speed broadband internet, according to estimates from the FCC. But new funding aims to help get them connected.
This funding’s aim is to help connect the estimated 8.5 million families and small businesses nationwide that still haven’t been able to access the full capabilities of modern technology.
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.