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…
Local government leaders are negotiating with union executives who have not been officially recognized by public employees they claim to represent.
Counties in Northern Virginia are taking steps to allow public sector collective bargaining. But they are doing it with the support of union executives – not a groundswell of voter or public employee support.
Twenty-eight years after Governor Doug Wilder signed it into law, the Virginia General Assembly lifted the ban on public sector collective bargaining. As of May 1st, localities in Virginian could give government unions a monopoly to represent all employees at a particular worksite.
However, the law passed in Richmond is unique from other states as it sets virtually no guidelines on what government unions can bargain over and how they can be formed.
With public schools in Virginia failing to offer in-person classes five days a week, a majority of residents support measures for the state to provide financial support for parents who have opted to enroll their students in alternative education systems, according to a poll released this week. The poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy, found that 61% of registered voters would support giving parents a portion of the state’s K-12 funding to use for home, virtual or private education if public schools remain closed for in-person classes.
The Coalition for TJ, a grassroots project of 8,000+ parents, students, alumni and local residents advocating for diversity and excellence in education, recently held a virtual forum on the magnet school’s vital role as a catalyst for innovation and growth in the Northern Virginia region.
The forum, moderated by Thomas Jefferson Institute President Chris Braunlich, featured a dynamic list of panelists.
Jefferson Institute Federal Policy Dinner: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
Justice on Trial:The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Cout, Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:30 pm cocktails, 7:00 pm dinner, JR’s Stockyard’s Inn, 8130 Watson Street, McLean, VA 22102, $55.00 per person
Jefferson Institute Federal Policy Dinner …The Plot to Rig An Election and Destroy a Presidency, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:30 pm cocktails, 7:00 pm dinner, JR’s Stockyard’s Inn, 8130 Watson Street, McLean, VA 22102 (must buy ticket)