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Wallet Hub: Virginia Ranks Near Top for School Quality, Safety

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Online publication Wallet Hub has announced their 2019 list of States With the Best and Worst School Systems, and Virginia is near the top. Virginia is ranked 4th overall in terms of best school system, and 2nd for school safety. The study also found that Virginia schools had the 4th highest scores on math tests, 4th lowest incidence of bullying. … Read More

Statement of Speaker Cox on Delegate Samirah’s Disruption

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox issued the following statement Wednesday following a disruption by Del. Ibraheem Samirah at the Commemorative Session of the General Assembly in Jamestown. “I am disappointed by Delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s disrespectful outburst during the President’s remarks. It was not only inconsistent with common decency, it was also a violation of the rules of the … Read More

Statement of House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert on Democrat Boycott of 2019 Commemoration Events at Jamestown

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House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement regarding the House and Senate Democrat boycott of President Trump’s potential visit to Jamestown: “It’s disappointing, but not at all unexpected, that Democrats would put politics ahead of this historic occasion. Virginia has been the custodian of representative democracy for 400 years. As the inheritors of the House of Burgesses, we … Read More

Speaker Cox Proposes Raising Teacher Pay to the National Average, Continuing College Tuition Freeze

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox proposed on Thursday raising teacher pay in Virginia to the national average and continuing the freeze on college tuition. In a speech at the inaugural ChamberRVA Education Summit, Speaker Cox set a goal of raising teacher pay to the national average within four years. Cox also said he would prioritize freezing tuition again … Read More

Head of VA Tech Review Panel Says Crime Commission Review ‘Prudent Decision’

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Democrats, including Sen. Tim Kaine, don’t like the fact that Republicans asked the Virginia Crime Commission to study the legislation pending before the Special Session Governor Northam called regarding gun control. But the retired State Police Chief Kaine asked to run the Virginia Tech Review Panel disagrees. According to the Roanoke Times: “..the chairman of the panel Kaine appointed, Gerald Massengill, … Read More

House of Delegates will advance aid for Virginia Beach, victims over objections of Democrats

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Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates said Wednesday they will begin work on a package of legislation designed to aid the City of Virginia Beach and the victims of the May 31 murders at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Four pieces of legislation introduced by Delegate Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) were referred to the House Committee on Appropriations … Read More

For the first time in nearly 20 years, every four-year Virginia public college freezes tuition for 2019-2020 school year

HouseGOPEducation, Press Releases

“This is the exact outcome we all hoped for.” Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox and House Republican leaders on Wednesday commended Virginia’s public colleges and universities for unanimously freezing tuition for the 2019-2020 school year. Recently Longwood University became the final public school to announce they would not raise tuition costs for the upcoming school year. This follows … Read More

Democrat Del. Kathy Tran Wins ‘Defender of Choice’ Award for Her Late-Term Abortion Bill

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Democrats don’t seem to have learned from the backlash this bill generated The Virginia Chapter of NARAL honored Delegate Kathy Tran Wednesday for her bill to allow late-term abortions up to the moment of birth — a bill co-patroned by 21 Virginia Democrats. In awarding Tran with the “Defender of Choice” Award, Virginia House Minority Leader Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax), applauded Tran’s dedication to the … Read More

Statement of House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert on Results of EVMS Yearbook Investigation

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“Nearly four months after the photograph emerged, the onus remains on Governor Northam to deliver the answers he promised to the citizens he still seeks to serve.” Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement Wednesday on the report from Eastern Virginia Medical School regarding the racist photo that appears on Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 yearbook … Read More