Politics

Politics

Subscribe

Tease photo

Why a Regional Wage in Virginia?

Effort to raise minimum wage hits snag on Senate floor, leading to regional approach.

It’s shortly after 7 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and state Sen. Scott Surovell (D-36) is working the Senate chamber to save the minimum wage increase. This particular Tuesday isn’t just any day of the week. It’s the final deadline for Senate bills to cross over to the House, so the pressure is building as the clock winds down. Senators are tired and cranky, and they will be working past midnight.

General Assembly Snuffs Marijuana Legalization Hopes for Now in Virginia

General Assembly advances marijuana decriminalization by Herring and Ebbin.

.

Over 1,000 Democrat-Backed Bills Pass by Crossover in Virginia

.

Tease photo

Bloomberg Finds Support and Opposition in Virginia

.

Tease photo

Community Embraces Vindman

Vindman family’s small congregation, of about 250 members and families, overwhelmed by hundreds of letters in support of the Vindmans.

.

Tease photo

Dieting Sisters in Virginia

From road diets to balancing the books, Alexandria and Norton compare notes.

.

Tease photo

Ghost of Harry Byrd Haunts Virginia Assembly

Effort to remove statue prompts soul-searching at the Capitol.

The statue of Harry Byrd stands in a prominent spot in Capitol Square, watching lawmakers as they scurry from their offices to committee meetings and closed-door caucus meetings. It was erected in 1976, a time when memories of the segregationist governor and U.S. senator were still fresh among the Democratic majority. Now times have changed, and many people would like to see it removed and tucked away in a museum with a note explaining his plan to close public schools rather than integrate them.

Tease photo

Focus on Social Justice at First Baptist Church of Vienna

Church hosts its fourth annual Justice and Legislative Sunday.

.

Tease photo

Fairfax County Government Center Reception Highlights Area Charities

Citizens meet County Board Chairman Jeff McKay.

.

Tease photo

Democracy Looks Like This in Reston

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn (D) holds Town Hall meeting.

.

Tease photo

New Lucy Burns Museum in Lorton Highlights the Suffragists and Area History

Workhouse Arts Center now houses a museum that explores two phases of the Lorton Reformatory experience.

.

Video