Commentary: Gov. Youngkin’s tax plan can lift us out of recession

March 30, 2022

Chris Braunlich Mar 28, 2022 “I urge you again to contact your Senators and Congressmen. … Tell them you believe this is an unequaled opportunity to help return America to prosperity and make government again the servant of the people.” —Ronald Reagan July 27, 1981 Richmond, like Washington, has always been a place where an […]

Virginia Tech’s Reka Gyorgy criticizes NCAA over transgender swimmer

March 25, 2022

Mark Berman Mar 22, 2022 Virginia Tech women’s swimming standout Reka Gyorgy, who competed in the NCAA championships event that was won by a transgender swimmer last week, has written a letter of complaint to the NCAA. Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas of Penn gained national attention when she won the 500-yard freestyle title Thursday at […]

More Republicans than Democrats would stay and fight if what happened in Ukraine occurred in US: poll

March 23, 2022

Overall, a majority of Americans would not flee if they were in the position Ukrainians are in now By David Aaro | Fox News If Americans were in the same position as Ukrainians right now, more Republicans than Democrats would stay and fight, according to a poll released Monday.  Of the Republicans surveyed in the Quinnipiac University Poll, 68% said […]

General Assembly Session winds down

March 4, 2022

Friends, These last two weeks have been packed with positive updates at the General Assembly.  February 15 was what we referred to as “Crossover,” when the House and Senate completed work on all bills originating in each respective chamber. The Senate is now acting on House bills and the House is acting on Senate bills. […]

Mask Mandate Update

February 9, 2022

Friends, One of the most highly charged political issues to emerge so far during the General Assembly Session is the statewide school mask mandate.  Governor Youngkin has endeavored to lift the mandate and to leave the choice to parents as to whether to send their children to school with a mask.  Yesterday, a large bipartisan majority approved an amendment […]

Obenshain Statement on Failure of Charter School Bill in Senate Committee

February 3, 2022

RICHMOND – Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement in response to the failure of the Senate Education and Health Committee to  report the charter school bill, SB 125 on a vote of 7-8 earlier today.  “I am extremely disappointed by our failure to pass the regional charter school bill this morning.  It is […]

Obenshain Releases Statement on Bridgewater College Shooting Today

February 1, 2022

RICHMOND, VA – Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement today in response to the shooting at Bridgewater College. “The events this afternoon at Bridgewater College are devastating and heartbreaking. I join countless others in our community and across Virginia as we pray for peace and comfort for the families of those affected by these events, their […]

Opinion: Exiting RGGI is a win for Virginia producers and consumers

January 3, 2022

Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced his intention to make energy more affordable for Virginians by withdrawing Virginia from the controversial 11-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  He recently told the Hampton Roads Chambers of Commerce he’ll remove Virginia from the initiative by executive action once he enters office in January.  “RGGI describes itself as a regional market […]

The Jefferson Journal: How California Now Controls Virginia Auto Market

December 10, 2021

By Stephen D. Haner 12/10/2021 — Virginia’s automotive sales market is now officially controlled in Sacramento, with the likelihood that no new internal combustion engines can be sold in the Commonwealth after 2035. The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board, acting not with discretion but on orders from the General Assembly, voted December 2 to adopt […]

Early In Person Voting Information

September 15, 2021

While Election Day is not until Tuesday, November 2, 2021, in-person early voting begins Friday, September 17th. Your in-person early voting location is most likely different from your usual polling place on Election Day. To find out more details and where you need to go to vote early in-person here is the information for the localities in my […]