Stories tagged: "Virginia Politics"

House Minority Leader Del. Don Scott Jr., D-Portsmouth, comments on the legislative agenda for 2023 session at the State Capitol Building in Richmond, Va. on Wednesday Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
Del. Don Scott Takes Aim at Governor Youngkin Over Losing EV Jobs Opportunity

Democratic Del. Don Scott took aim at Governor Glenn Youngkin in a recent column in the Richmond-Times Dispatch. He criticized the governor for publicly rejecting a deal with Ford Motor Co. that would have brought 2,500 jobs to the state and placing his presidential ambitions above the wellbeing of Virginians.

Virginians Respond to Youngkin’s CNN Education Town Hall With Fact-Checking, Skepticism

Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Virginia’s policies should be a “playbook for education” on a national level, but educators, legislators, activists, and even students in Virginia who watched the town hall didn’t think that was the case.

FILE - Virginia Del Matt Fariss, R-Appomattox, gestures during the House session at the state Capitol, Jan. 31, 2022, in Richmond, Va. A Virginia State Police spokeswoman said Tuesday, March 7, 2023, that Fariss has been charged after state police say he struck and injured a pedestrian while driving an SUV and left the scene on Thursday, March 2. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Woman Says Del. Matt Fariss Targeted Her in Alleged Hit-and-Run

Republican Del. Matt Fariss is facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge following a hit-and-run on March 2 that left a woman injured.

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.

FILE - Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks during news conference announcing the Department of Education report on education Thursday May 19, 2022, in Richmond, Va. A GOP sweep of Virginia’s 2021 statewide elections, and particularly Youngkin’s win, appears to have energized the Republican field in two of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Education Roundup: Youngkin’s “Report Card” on Schools Indicates Less-Than-Stellar Performance

Since Youngkin took office in January 2022 after building his campaign on attacking the state’s public education system, he’s made a multitude of questionable decisions involving schools in Virginia.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Virginia State Sen. Jennifer McClellan, smiles as she greets voters at an early voting location in Richmond, Va., Saturday, May 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
State Senator Jennifer McClellan Wins Fourth District Special Election to Succeed Rep. Donald McEachin

State Senator Jennifer McClellan has been declared the winner of the special election held today in Virginia’s fourth congressional district, which is made up of parts of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, and Emporia. 

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Youngkin administration opposes shielding menstrual app data from search warrants

A proposal to put menstrual data stored on period-tracking apps beyond the reach of Virginia authorities failed in the state House of Delegates Monday after Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration expressed opposition to the idea for the first time.