Issues Category Archive

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Parole Board Investigation: Recording details Northam officials’ grilling of watchdog agency

gshipleyIssues, Public Safety

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They still don’t think the Parole Board did anything wrong. That’s the top takeaway from a recording of a meeting between the Office of Inspector General and Northam Administration. The meeting, recorded and given to members of the press, shows an administration far more worried about politics and optics than following the law. Read the story here. By Graham MoomawVirginia … Read More

House GOP Leader Gilbert: Northam Should Add Emergency Clause to the ‘Open the Schools’ Bill

gshipley2021 General Assembly, Education, Governor Northam

Late last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on social distancing in schools, lowering the recommended distance between students from 6 feet to 3 feet, clearing the way for schools to reopen in Virginia. House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The new guidance from the CDC is crystal clear: schools can safely … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Governor Northam’s Proposed Budget Amendments

gshipley2021 General Assembly, Budget, Governor Northam

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Governor Northam’s budget proposals are extremely disappointing. Rather than face the very real crisis facing our students, Governor Northam has instead defaulted back to the same old Democratic playbook — throwing money at the same old line items and hoping they solve problems he won’t even acknowledge, instead focusing on his … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Northam’s Unconstitutional Curfew Order

gshipleyPress Releases, Public Safety

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Once again, the Governor has introduced draconian new restrictions, but failed to articulate to Virginians how they will stop the spread of COVID. For example, how will a blatantly unconstitutional curfew — which will no doubt create resistance — help save lives? Is COVID spreading at late-night gatherings?” Gilbert said. “Governor … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leadership on Conclusion of the Special Session

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Budget, Press Releases, Public Safety

The 2020 Special Session that was called to address the Commonwealth’s budget shortfall, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and criminal justice and police reform concluded today. The Special Session, which lasted nearly 90 days — significantly longer than an even-year regular session — saw a raft of legislation that will undermine our law enforcement and prioritize criminals over the victims of … Read More

Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on House Budget Votes

gshipley2020 General Assembly, Budget

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “After nearly a year of Democratic rule in the House, I didn’t think I could be shocked anymore. Today, I was proven wrong. House Democrats took a series of votes that make it absolutely clear that they’re on the side of criminals, not victims and law enforcement. Republicans offered a series … Read More