Weekly Digest – 12/23 to 12/29/19Weekly 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

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December 16 to December 22, 2019Weekly 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

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December 9 to December 15, 2019December 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

Dec. 8 to Dec. 14Dec. 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

December 3 to December 8, 2019December 2 to December 8, 2019
November 25 to December 1, 2019November 25 to December 2, 2019

OnAir:  What’s streaming on 1/14/20

US House:  Rob Wittman (R)

Governor:  Ralph Northam (D)

Senate Minority Leader:  Dick Saslaw (D)

VA Delegate:  Jennifer Carroll Foy (D)

Interview (5:07):  David Bulova (D)

Supporter:  Kaye Kory (D)

2019 Election:  Competitive Districts

2019 ElectionVA House 10

Video (2:15):  About Virginia onAir 

November 18 to November 24, 2019November 18 to November 24, 2019

2019 Election:  VA House 13 – Danica Roem (D) received 12,055 votes  and Kelly McGinn (R) 9,463 votes

District Map:  Northern Virginia House Districts – 28 Democrats and 2 Republicans – GMU onAir Chapter

Interview (5:07):  Karrie Delaney (D) – Delegate for House District 67 – interviewed by Kerrie Thompson

Supporter:  Delegate Kaye Kory (D) – says she proud of the Mason students curating the Virginia onAir Hub

Event:  Fairfax Redistricting Forum – 11/17/19 – sponsored by LWV of Fairfax and One Virginia2021 

Video (2:15):  About Virginia onAir – Elections & Governance Hub and onAir Chapters – “Learn. Discuss. Engage.”

Nov. 4 to Nov. 10November 4 to 10, 2019 – VA News

Federal: Virginia Hates Tyrants: Senator Tim Kaine reflects on what it took to make his commonwealth bluer than Massachusetts

State Executive: Virginia Democrats win control of General Assembly, sealing Trump-era power shift;Va. Gov. Northam starts making plans for his new Democratic legislature

State Legislature: Voters give Democrats control of the General Assembly

Civil Rights: Democratic sweep in Virginia gives new life to Equal Rights Amendment

Energy: Democratic sweep sets up confrontation with corporate that has loomed over Virginia politics for a century

Gun Control: As Democrats triumph in Virginia, pro-gun groups confront ‘worst scenario’


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