Tag: general assembly

My View with John Porter: Paving the road to success

This month marks two years since the first serious illnesses and deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19 occurred. Two years ago our nation began...

Your Views: Get money out of politics

To the editor: A shout out to local Virginia legislators, State Sen. Adam Ebbin and Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, who voted for all the campaign finance...

City hires labor relations staff

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The city announced the appointment of two labor relations positions, Chief Labor Relations Officer Kevin Stokes and Labor Relations Administrator Sean...

City to submit transit grant application

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council unanimously approved a grant application to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for the 2022 Transit Ridership...

Your Views: Let’s do something about noise pollution

To the editor: I can hear it, the primal thrum, followed by the cringe-inducing strain of shifting gears. The exhaust system backfires making popping,...

Your Views: Levine for lieutenant governor

To the editor: I have known and supported Mark Levine since he entered his first race for the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 45th...

General Assembly passes police reform bills and budget during extended special...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council received an update on the Virginia General Assembly’s special session during its legislative meeting on Tuesday night. The session,...

Legislators near the finish line on a very special General Assembly...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] From the beginning, the current Virginia General Assembly special session was unlike any other. The drawn-out session, which started on Aug....

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Special session features criminal justice bills

This week, the General Assembly is convening for a special session in which legislation pertaining to both COVID-19 relief and criminal justice reform will...

Redistricting reform amendment to appear on ballots in November

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] It’s only August, but politicians and advocacy groups are already starting to mount campaigns around a constitutional amendment that will...