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General Assembly returns to session

As you read this, we have returned to Richmond. At least the Senate has returned.  What the House of Delegates is doing is something different.  ... Read more

22 hours ago by Frank Ruff.

What will 2021 look like?

For months now, everywhere I have gone, people have been saying, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over.” With all that has occurred in the ... Read more

1 week ago by Frank Ruff.

Higher taxes for high-income workers proposed

As 2020 is draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the unusual nature of this year as we prepare for the 2021 ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

A new way to formulate the state budget

Every year, the most important thing that the governor of Virginia does is produce a budget or a revised budget.  Yet, way too frequently, a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

First doses of vaccine have come to Virginia

Thanks to the hard work of doctors, scientists and Operation Warp Speed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two coronavirus vaccines in record time with more on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.

Column – Enjoy the gift of days

As we are preparing for Christmas, whether shopping for gifts or planning to visit relatives, we are making decisions about where we want to be ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Housing, trade were last week’s initiatives

It remains an honor to represent the 5th District, and I am pleased to provide you with an update on my work in Congress last ... Read more

3 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

Treat the voters with honesty and respect

In slang, the phrase, “come on man,”  is used to convey the speaker’s frustration or annoyance with someone else. The term has been used repeatedly ... Read more

3 months ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — A review of a lengthy special session

This session has been remarkable for many things, including its length, procedural irregularities, and the bad legislation that has been produced. Below is a list ... Read more

3 months ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN — The special session may finally be over

The session finally ended last Friday. The General Assembly, by constitution, meets for 60 days in even years and 45 days in odd years.  This ... Read more

3 months ago by Frank Ruff.

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