College Affordability

Current Situation:
The data show that Virginia has above-average in-state tuition and below-average per-student tax appropriations. Tuition and fees at Virginia public research, four year, and two year institutions in 2017-2018 are among the highest in the US.

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Challenge:
How to make higher education more affordable for Virginia residents particularly lower income students while expanding educational opportunities and controlling costs?

August 12 thru 18, 2019

Featured Article
Sentries, not ‘squad’: Moderate Dems ones to watch for 2020 

Federal:
Wittman shifts stance on background checks
Female Candidates May Finally Crush the ‘Electability Paradox’

Executive
Herring challenging Trump Administration immigration rule, ex-AG Cuccinelli

General Assembly
Virginia Incumbents and Their Challengers Often Have More in Common Than Meets the Eye
Why a Virginia Democrat says he launched a political fundraiser off of a mass shooting that was still unfolding

Health Care
Cleared to leave Virginia’s overcrowded mental hospitals, many patients have nowhere to go
Poll finds most Virginians approve of Medicaid expansion
Health officials have distributed 28,000 clean needles to prevent hep C and HIV, but the law allowing them sunsets next year.

Democracy and the Internet:
New book looks at digital culture’s impact on politics

Safety:
To stem killings, GOP lawmaker wants to boost violence intervention programs in Virginia

Universities:
Conservative activist rebukes Virginia Tech’s ‘leftist’ freshman orientation

 

VA House District 37

District Includes: County of Fairfax (part); City of Fairfax and parts of Centerville

State Delegate: David Bulova (since 2007)

District Map (PDF)

David Bulova

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 37 since 2007
Affiliation: Democrat

David Bulova was first elected to the General Assembly in November 2005.  He currently serves on the General Laws, Education, and Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources committees.

David is passionate about community service. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of Brain Injury Services, which provides support to survivors of brain injuries and their families, the Board of the City of Fairfax Band, and the Board of Advisors for the William and Mary Public Policy Program.

Featured video: This interview was conducted by Tim O’Shea in David Bulova’s Fairfax City office in July, 2019. Original interview recording has not been edited in any way.

Higher Education Forum with NoVA Candidates


When: October 13, 2019 1:00 am
Where: Johnson Center lower level at GMU Fairfax Campus
Who: NoVA Candidates for 2019 Elections and Distinguished Educators

Democracy onAir

Mission statement:
Democracy onAir, through its easy to use, innovative network of state Hubs and university chapters, organizes students to become engaged in and impact state and federal politics facilitating a more civil, collaborative and vibrant democracy.

Students manage and curate information and media-rich online places where a state’s residents can learn more about and interact with their representatives and each other on the issues important to them.

Current status and plans:
The USA onAir Hub is the central Hub of a network of state elections and governance Hubs. Democracy onAir’s first two pilot state Hubs- Virginia onAir and Ohio onAir – demonstrate how we will develop, implement and interconnect a network of 50 state Hubs in preparation for the Nov. 5, 2020 elections.

Tom Davis on 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.

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