Stories tagged: "Richmond Politics"

FILE - House of Delegates members eat boxed lunches on the steps of the Virginia Capitol in Richmond, Va., April 22, 2020. Even a short-term breach in the federal debt limit would rattle an already fragile state economy, Virginia finance staffers on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, told lawmakers, who say that looming uncertainty is now the main reason no budget deal is imminent. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, Pool, File)
Virginia Legislators Say Budget Talks Hinge on US Debt Limit Standoff

Since the politically divided General Assembly's regular session ended in February without an agreement on adjustments to the two-year spending plan that became law last year, budget negotiators have been meeting sporadically to continue talks.

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What’s Been Signed and Amended Ahead of Virginia’s Veto Session

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the laws that Gov. Glenn Youngkin has signed or amended since Virginia’s General Assembly adjourned in February. Lawmakers will consider these changes Wednesday when they reconvene in Richmond.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin works in the old Governor's office at the Capitol Wednesday March 2, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Glenn Youngkin Minding Everyone’s Business But Virginia’s

Glenn Youngkin won election two years ago as a purported moderate focused on making Virginia a better place to live and work. His recent actions and travel schedule indicate that his focus is actually everywhere but the Old Dominion.

Del. VanValkenburg: Why Gov. Youngkin’s Administration is Full of “Missed Opportunities” in Education

Education is a hot topic in the commonwealth, so Dogwood sat down with Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg to discuss the issue–not just from a legislator’s perspective, but from an actual teacher’s point of view.

UPDATE: Here’s Where Gun Safety Legislation in Virginia Stands

Democrats in the Virginia Senate passed several gun safety bills, while Republicans in the House of Delegates passed their own set of bills aimed at making it easier to obtain and carry firearms.

Work continues on the tunnel being dug between the new Virginia General Assembly building and the State Capitol Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Here’s a Breakdown of ‘Crossover,’ How It Works, and Why It Matters

The word “crossover” is getting thrown around a lot in the Virginia legislature these days, but what is it? And why does it matter?

In Virginia, Richmond's City Council is proposing an increase in funding for police.
Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For April 20

Richmond City Council’s proposed budgets increase police funding, Virginia Volvo plant workers go on strike, and Richmond advocates call for a new school building. Daily Number 13 – That’s the number of people who were killed during the Columbine High School shooting on this day in 1999. The shooting and attempted bombing carried out by...