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

Adia McLaughlin

My name is Adia McLaughlin and I am Chapter Director for Democracy onAir and President of the GMU onAir Chapter.

I am a senior at George Mason University majoring in Government and International Politics and Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism.

Alongside my work with Democracy onAir, I am involved with several student organizations including the Honor’s College, the NAACP, my sorority Alpha Omicron Pi, and Student Government where I am the Student Body Vice President.

I have always been interested in civic engagement, but with my schedule staying informed does prove itself to be difficult. The hub makes engagement not only easy but hands-on for interested students like myself.

August 12 thru 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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 is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social enterprise that supports the development and hosting of open access and curated networks of elections and governance Hubs… including this Virginia onAir Hub.

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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