The inequities relative to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Virginia continue in 2021.
Little, if anything, has EVER been done by the state for Virginia Union, Hampton, and Virginia University of Lynchburg.
Jim Dyke, my Secretary of Education, and I wrote a letter to Ralph Northam and the a bipartisan group of legislative leaders in June 2021.
In the past, I have always voted on Election Day. This year is different; I voted early for the following reasons: (1) Voting early reduces the amount of phone calls and mailers you receive as campaigns take you off of their lists once you have voted – it also saves them money; (2) Eliminates the worry that a family/business or medical emergency might happen on Election Day; (3) Reduces opportunity for voter fraud by removing your name from voter rolls as a picture ID is no longer required to vote; (4) But most importantly – it is critical that we end one-party rule in Richmond.
Free to Learn Action (FTL Action) released a TV advertisement today highlighting policy positions of former Governor Terry McAuliffe that would sideline parents as they work to maintain their influence on what their children learn and are exposed to in school.
The ad highlights the devastating consequences of allowing partisan political agendas to seep into schools while also undermining parents’ roles in their child’s education.
For months, for months, we’ve seen chaos seep into our schools, escalating into violence. Violence in our schools that lack security. A new instance each week until the unthinkable happened: Virginia – and America – awoke to the news that a young teenage girl had been sexually assaulted in her Loudoun County school – and worse, the school administrators covered it up, and Loudoun’s commonwealth attorney targeted the victim’s family.
American military hero and elder statesman Colin Powell died today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, from complications associated with COVID-19. Although fully vaccinated, Powell additionally suffered from myeloma, a cancer in plasma cells. He was 84 years old.
Over the course of 35 years, Powell served with distinction in the United States Army. When Powell retired from military service in 1993, he was a four-star general. Powell served as National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan.
Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin will make a “major announcement” Tuesday night at the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Youngkin will highlight the failure of Virginia’s school system and offer his vision to make our schools worthy of our children. Register now (at no cost) to attend this big event!
Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin today released the following statement accompanying two new videos regarding Terry McAuliffe’s campaign tour with ‘defund the police’ activists Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams. Abrams also has a long history of claiming elections were stolen, just like McAuliffe.
The Republican State Leadership Committee released a new, hard-hitting ad this week, blasting Hala Ayala’s weakness and touting the resolve of Winsome Sears. “These days, we need a strong leader who runs into the fight — that was Winsome Sears, when she joined the Marines, and built a business,” the ad says. “Politician Hala Ayala? She’s made a career out of backing down.”
Jason Miyares overwhelmingly won today’s Attorney General Debate hosted by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. Mark Herring showed Virginians that he has nothing but a failed record to run on and deserves to be fired.
“Mark Herring has failed Virginians. He refused to hold the Parole Board accountable when they broke the law and let murderers, rapists, child abductors, and cop killers out with decades left on their sentences.
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted 9-1 to ask Governor Northam to remove the witness signature requirement for absentee ballots in Fairfax County because our residents may not be able to get signatures due to COVID concerns. The General Assembly removed the witness signature requirement during the 2020 elections while we were under a State of Emergency. It was reinstated once the State of Emergency ended in the Commonwealth.
Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin’s campaign today announced the launch of a digital ad campaign highlighting Terry McAuliffe’s proposed tax hike, which would be the largest in Virginia history.
A fiscal analysis by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy found that McAuliffe’s budget would increase spending in Virginia by $8 billion over the next biennium…
Virginia ended Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 with a record-breaking budget surplus of $2.6 billion. (Virginia’s budget year, or fiscal year, is from July 1 to June 30.) Virginia Governor Ralph Northam stated that the surplus was due to Virginia’s great business climate, pointing out that CNBC ranked Virginia as the #1 state for being business friendly. Not everyone agrees with CNBC. The Virginia Industry Foundation last November ranked Virginia as #11.