General Assembly

For elected officials, getting into office is not the only goal on the agenda. There’s also the issue of getting key committee assignments.  Those assignments are likely to influence how much money they’re able to raise.

Women Win Big in Virginia's Elections

Nov 14, 2017
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Although half of Americans are female, only about a quarter of state lawmakers are. Arizona and Vermont have the most women in office: 40%. And while Virginia is nowhere close to that, women did win big election night.

MIchael Pope

Companies that offer high-interest loans are fighting back against efforts to reform their industry, and part of that effort involves writing checks to political campaigns.

Virginia’s budget is growing, and a recent report shows the biggest culprit is health insurance for the poor.

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Virginia has wrapped up its fiscal year in good standing. Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced a surplus of more than $130 million. And he and Republican lawmakers are on the same page about what to do with the extra cash: save it.