VA US House impeachment votes

Title: “Like most of Congress, Va. delegation splits down party lines on impeaching Trump
Author: Robin Bravender
Source: Virginia Mercury
Date: December 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday night, making him the third president to be impeached in U.S. history.

Trump was impeached on largely party line votes on charges that he abused power and obstructed Congress. The charges surround allegations that Trump improperly pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival in an effort to interfere with the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Gun sanctuaries not legal

Title: In official opinion, Virginia AG says gun sanctuary resolutions have ‘no legal effect
Author:  Graham Moomaw
Source: Virginia Mercury
Date: December 20, 2019

Attorney General Mark Herring says the Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions being passed by Virginia localities have “no legal effect,” according to an official opinion issued Friday.

Even if the resolutions were written to explicitly defy the new gun-control laws expected to be passed next year under a Democratic-controlled General Assembly, Herring said localities have no such power.

Weekly Digest – 12/23 to 12/29/19

Clockwise from upper left:

“A Republican senator wants students to approve tuition increases before governing boards do” – Mechelle Hankerson, Virginia Mercury

“In official opinion, Virginia AG says gun sanctuary resolutions have ‘no legal effect” – Graham Moomaw, Virginia Mercury

“Like most of Congress, Va. delegation splits down party lines on impeaching Trump” – Robin Bravender – Virginia Mercury

“Interviews with 9 Northern Virginia representatives” – Virginia onAir

More articles from past week inside post …

Weekly Digest – 12/16 to 12/22/19

Clockwise from upper left:
“Northam proposes ending vehicle safety inspections, raising gas tax” – Graham Moomaw, Virginia Mercury

Northam’s budget: More expensive cigarettes, cheaper health care, an end to ‘tax relief’ and a $200-million olive branch – Ned Oliver, Virginia Mercury

“U.S. Workers Are Standing Up for Their Rights. A New Law Would Back Them Up” – Alan Barber and Liz Watson, Common Dreams

State of the Commonwealth 2020 Survey Report – Dr. Quentin Kidd, Director, Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy

More articles from past week inside post …

Wednesday December 18, 2019

Featured Article: “Northam’s budget: More expensive cigarettes, cheaper health care, an end to ‘tax relief’ and a $200-million olive branch” Virginia Mercury, Ned Oliver

InterviewsNine NoVA representatives

Delegate:  Kelly FowlerDistrict 21

Delegate:  Emily BrewerDistrict 64

Delegate:  Clinton Jenkins District 76

Delegate:  Cliff HayesDistrict 77

Delegate:  Jay LeftwichDistrict 78

VA Senate:  Monty MasonDistrict 1

VA Senate:  Mamie LockeDistrict 2

VA Senate:  Tom NormentDistrict 3

VA Senate:  Lionell SpruillDistrict 5

VA Senate:  Lynwood LewisDistrict 6

VA Senate:  Jen KiggansDistrict 7

VA Senate:  Bill DeStephDistrict 8

VA Senate:  John CosgroveDistrict 14

VA Senate:  Roz DanceDistrict 16

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAirHow can I impact politics

Featured Article: “Wason Center 2020 State of the Commonwealth Survey Report” 12/16/19

InterviewsNine NoVA representatives

DelegateStephen HeretickDistrict 79

DelegateDon ScottDistrict 80

DelegateBarry KnightDistrict 81

DelegateJason MiyaresDistrict 82

DelegateNancy GuyDistrict 83

DelegateGlenn DavisDistrict 84

Delegate Alex Askew – District 85

DelegateJay JonesDistrict 89

VA DelegateJoseph LindseyDistrict 90

VA DelegateMartha MuglerDistrict 91

VA DelegateJeion WardDistrict 92

VA DelegateMichael MullinDistrict 93

VA DelegateShelly SimondsDistrict 94

VA Delegate: Amanda BattenDistrict 96

VA DelegateRobert BloxomDistrict 100

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAirHow can I impact politics

Monday December 16, 2019

Featured Article: The PRO Act and related articles on worker rights in Virginia

InterviewsNine NoVA representatives

VA DelegateJoseph LindseyDistrict 90

VA DelegateMartha MuglerDistrict 91

VA DelegateJeion WardDistrict 92

VA DelegateMichael MullinDistrict 93

VA DelegateShelly SimondsDistrict 94

VA Delegate: Amanda BattenDistrict 96

VA DelegateRobert BloxomDistrict 100

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAirHow can I impact politics

December 9 to December 15, 2019

InterviewsNine NoVA representatives

VA SenateDick Saslaw  District 35

Delegate:  Eileen Filler-Corn – District 41

DelegateDavid Bulova – District 37

Delegate:  Kaye Kory – District 38

2019 Election:  VA House 40 

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

Congress:  Virginia’s Three Amiga’s

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAirHow can I impact politics

Saturday December 14, 2019

Feature Article: “VA Supreme Court rules university foundations can keep donor records secret” –Ned Oliver, Virginia Mercury

InterviewsNine NoVA representatives

VA SenateDick Saslaw  District 35

Delegate:  Eileen Filler-Corn – District 41

Delegate: David BulovaDistrict 37

Delegate:  Kaye Kory – District 38

2019 Election:  VA House 40 

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

Congress:  Virginia’s Three Amiga’s

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAirHow can I impact politics

Dec. 8 to Dec. 14

Federal: Virginia Democrat in swing district faces heat at town hall  (Abigail Spanberger)

Republicans don’t budge as Democrats cite ‘overwhelming’ evidence; Cline calls impeachment a ‘stain’ on House

State Executive: 3 questions with Attorney General Mark Herring at his cannabis summit

State Legislature: Why I oppose a partisan judicial Virginia gerrymander (Mark Levine)

Environment: Environmental Priorities for Virginia Virginia Conservation Network Hosts 2019 General Assembly Preview

Economy: Yes Virginia, your economic future looks good. But watch out for storm clouds.

Right to Work: Virginia Explained: The growing debate (and divide) on right to work

Education: Northam proposes $94 million boost for early childhood education

Friday December 13, 2019

Feature Article: “Monumental addition: ‘Rumors of War’ statue unveiled in Richmond Tuesday” – Mario Sequeira Quesada , Capital News Service

InterviewsNine NoVA representatives

VA SenateDick Saslaw  District 35

VA SenateScott Surovell – District 36

Delegate:  Eileen Filler-Corn – District 41

Delegate:  Charniele Herring – District 46

Delegate:  Kaye Kory – District 38

Delegate:  Mark Keam – District 35

2019 Election:  VA House 40  Dan Helmer

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAirHow can I impact politics

Thursday December 12, 2019

Feature Article: “Spanberger, Luria say they aren’t part of push to censure Trump” – Robin Bravender, Virginia Mercury

VA SenateDick Saslaw District 35

VA SenateScott Surovell – District 36

VA Delegate:  Eileen Filler-Corn – District 41

VA Delegate:  Charniele Herring – District 46

VA Delegate:  Kaye Kory – District 38

VA Delegate:  Mark Keam – District 35

2019 Election:  VA House 40  Dan Helmer

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAir: How can I impact politics

Wednesday December 11, 2019

VA SenateDick Saslaw District 35

VA SenateScott Surovell – District 36

VA Delegate:  Eileen Filler-Corn – District 41

VA Delegate:  Charniele Herring – District 46

VA Delegate:  Kaye Kory – District 38

VA Delegate:  Mark Keam – District 35

2019 Election:  VA House 40  Dan Helmer

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAir: How can I impact politics

Tuesday December 10, 2019

VA Delegate:  Eileen Filler-Corn – District 41

VA Delegate:  Charniele Herring – District 46

VA Delegate:  Kaye Kory – District 38

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAir: How can I impact politics

Monday December 9, 2019

VA SenateDick Saslaw District 35

VA SenateScott Surovell – District 36

VA Delegate:  Eileen Filler-Corn – District 41

VA DelegateCharneile Herring – District 46

VA Delegate:  Kaye Kory – District 38

VA Delegate:  Mark Keam – District 35

2019 Election:  VA House 40

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

About Virginia onAir: How can I impact politics

Senator Stuart addresses college costs

A proposal from a Republican senator would require student approval before a public college or university approves a tuition raise.

Sen. Richard Stuart, R-Stafford, wants tuition hikes to go to the students who will have to pay for it before a governing board votes. His legislation, which he introduced last year too and calls “crazy,” calls for two-thirds of a school’s student body to approve the raise before formal adoption.

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