Governor Northam State of the Commonwealth Address – 1/9/19

Feature video is Governor Ralph Northam's Jan. 9, 2019 "State of the Commonwealth Address" at the opening of the 400th Virginia General Assembly.

The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World, established on July 30, 1619. The General Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Virginia House of Delegates, with 100 members, and an upper house, the Senate of Virginia, with 40 members. Combined together, the General Assembly consists of 140 elected representatives from an equal number of constituent districts across the commonwealth.

Speaker Todd Gilbert 1/14/19

Todd  say Gov. Ralph Northam’s tax plan, which would provide $216 million in relief to low-income earners, is dead on arrival.


“We’re not going to participate in that. We’re not going to discuss that. That is a nonstarter for this caucus,” House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, said in a floor speech at the House of Delegates General Assembly session on Monday Jan. 14, 2019.

HB 1978 – Digital Citizenship, Safety & Literacy

HB1978: "Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety & Media Literacy Advisory Council" within the Department of Education

Bill proposed by Rip Sullivan, reviewed at the VA House Science and Technology Committee meeting on 1/21/19.

Model of Video Updates

This video by Patrick Hope, delegate from the 47th District, is an example of how elected officials can use video to update their constituents. Patrick Hope has done video updates after each week of the General Assembly when it is in session and archives them on his website.

Democracy onAir will be encouraging officials & their staff to produce regular video updates via what we call "mobile aircasting" i.e. using smart phones & accessories to easily and inexpensively live streaming on YouTube w/chat questions from viewers.

We will be hosting these Aircasts on our YouTube channel and displaying them in specific posts and making them available to be embedded in other websites.

MCN 2018 Election Coverage

 Mason Cable Network broadcast live on November 6, 2018.

Featured exit poll results from Merten Hall and exclusive interviews with Professor Victor, Dean Rozell, Mason Votes, Roosevelt at Mason and more!

Panelists: Angelique Arintok, Alex Shedd, and Tim O'Shea

David Bulova Town Hall

When:    Saturday February 2nd at 9:00 to 11:00 am
Where:   Fairfax City Hall Council Chambers at 10455 Armstrong Street (parking in rear of City Hall offices)
Web:       Recorded by Nic Barta for Virginia onAir edited by Ny-jhee Jones.

This is Virginia onAir's  first Aircast (live streamed videos archived in Hub and in our YouTube Channel).

David Bulova is the Delegate for VA House District 37. Curator for the Bulova and District posts is Ny-jhee Jones.

Chap Petersen, State Senator for VA Senate District 34, will be joining Delegate Bulova.

Tom Davis on the 2018 Elections

Tom Davis, George Mason University rector and former GOP congressman from Virginia, answers questions from Steve Pearlstein and the audience at the First Tuesday Speaker Series.

Tom Davis discusses the 2018 elections with a focus on the Virginia congressional races.

Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am EDT
Day: Tuesday October 2, 2018
Place: Fenwick Library Reading Room, George Mason University, Fairfax VA
AircasterAbby Clark 

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