Stories tagged: "economy"


VCU union members march to raise awareness for their demands
VCU Workers Claim They’ve Been Penalized For Unionizing

RICHMOND-Adjunct members of the new VCU workers union claim they’re being targeted through cuts in pay and fewer working hours.

Vice President Kamala Harris, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., stand and applaud as President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
So What Did We Learn From President Biden’s Speech?

WASHINGTON-President Biden outlined multiple plans during his Wednesday night speech to Congress.

Richmond police and fire expected to receive $3 million in raises
Police Raises or Affordable Housing? Richmond’s Council Weighs Budget Concerns

RICHMOND-The Richmond City Council argues police raises are needed to keep officers from leaving. Residents meanwhile want the money spent elsewhere.

Immigrants provide an important economic engine in the United States, which bipartisan economy experts have repeatedly shown. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has made boosting immigration a cornerstone of his platform, in contrast to President Trump (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
Biden Plans to Increase Immigration Again. This Could Be the Economic Boost the US Needs.

The Trump administration has slashed immigration. Bipartisan experts—and Biden—say boosting immigration will stimulate the economy at a time when the United States needs it most.

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will debate on this stage at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Here’s What You Need to Know About the First Presidential Debate

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump will square off in Cleveland on a variety of issues, from the coronavirus response to the economy—all just five weeks before Election Day.

Biden's climate change plan is specifically focused on building a US economy around preventing further climate change (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Climate Change Will Collapse the US Economy—These Five Policies Could Stop That From Happening

Economists and financial analysts believe that climate change will likely decimate the US economy. And the only way to stop that from happening is by creating a sustainable economy that fights climate change.

Questions Remain Over Stimulus Dollars
Struggling Virginia Tenants Could Get Help From Proposed ‘Payment Plan’

RICHMOND-Since the end of Virginia’s eviction moratorium June 22, an estimated 4,131 families lost their homes due to unpaid rent.