Issues Category Archive

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House Appropriations Committee Releases Common-Sense, Conservative Budget

gshipley2022 General Assembly, Budget

The House Appropriations Committee voted today to send House Bills 29 and 30 — the biennial budget bills — to the floor for approval. In addition to setting aside the most money for K-12 education in Virginia history, the budget contains $5.3 billion in tax relief for Virginia families, and raises Virginia’s “Rainy Day” Fund to a historic level in … Read More

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Glenn Youngkin Education Announcement

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “I agree wholeheartedly with the package of reforms announced tonight by Glenn Youngkin. House Democrats made children less safe in school when they ended mandatory reporting of crimes like sexual battery and they’ve made it clear that school resource officers should no longer be a part of the school security equation. … Read More

Two Minutes: House Democrats Kill Every Outside Suggestion for $4 Billion Bill With Virtually No Debate

gshipley2021 General Assembly, Budget

Given no opportunity to participate in a public budgeting process, House Republicans today introduced a floor amendment in the nature of a substitute to HB7001, the Democratic plan to spend more than $4 billion in Federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Democrats killed the bill two minutes after it was introduced on the floor. House Republican Leader … Read More

Northam: Teachers Who Don’t Push Critical Race Theory are ‘Inadequate’

gshipleyEducation, Uncategorized

On the same day that Terry McAuliffe said that the appearance of critical race theory in Virginia schools was a “conspiracy theory” and “totally made up,” Ralph Northam took the opportunity to attack teachers who object to teaching students that they’re either oppressed or oppressors simply based on the color of their skin, and that America is racist beyond redemption. … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on OSIG Investigation Report

gshipley2021 General Assembly, Public Safety

Parol Board HQ

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “House Democrats needed a way to discredit the plethora of damning Office of State Inspector General reports into the Parole Board, but they couldn’t risk turning over too many stones to do it. That’s why today’s report doesn’t reflect a critical look at the Parole Board, but rather scrutiny of OSIG’s … Read More

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

gshipleyIssues, Public Safety

Parol Board HQ

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