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ICYMI: House Appropriations Committee Cites Cox’s 2015 Higher Education Affordability Legislation as Reason for Lower Student Fees

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  A presentation on Monday to members of the House Appropriations Committee credited Speaker Kirk Cox’s 2015 legislation capping student athletic fees with slowing the growth of athletic fees at  all public higher education institutions. Tony Maggio, a fiscal analyst with the House Appropriations Committee, offered a table (below) to show student fee growth in the context of HB1897.  During … Read More

Speaker Cox and House Republicans release politically neutral, race-blind remedial redistricting map

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox announced on Tuesday that Delegate Rob Bell has filed a politically-neutral, race-blind remedial redistricting map as House Bill 7002. The map, drawn without the use of any racial data, remedies the constitutional deficiencies, both general and specific, identified by the Eastern District of Virginia by altering 30 House districts, including the 11 … Read More

Only one-third of Virginians support Governor Northam’s Tax Plan

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  A poll released Wednesday by POOLHOUSE and Cygnal shows that only one-third of Virginians support Governor Northam’s new tax plan, which will lead to higher taxes for middle-class families. The poll found Virginians overwhelmingly support the Republican plan to protect middle-class families from a tax hike by allowing them to continue to itemize their deductions. From the poll: “60%, … Read More

Speaker Cox files response to Attorney General Herring’s motion, announces P&E meeting for September 27

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, in his capacity as Intervenor-Defendant in Bethune Hill v. Virginia, filed with the Eastern District of Virginia Wednesday a response to Attorney General Herring’s motion from Monday to expedite the remedial phase of ongoing redistricting litigation. The filing outlines a series of detailed, specific and to-date private steps that have been taken … Read More

ICYMI: 2018 legislation from House Republicans would have reformed elections oversight

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  The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission staff presented a report on Monday on the operations and performance of Virginia’s Department of Elections. The devastating report confirmed political bias and aimless leadership under the McAuliffe administration and highlighted a disproportionate number of political appointees at the agency. Highlights from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. A legislative review of Virginia’s Department of … Read More

Statement of House Speaker Kirk Cox following JLARC’s report on the Virginia Department of Elections

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  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox issued the following statement Monday following the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission presentation on the operations and performance of Virginia’s Department of Elections. “The report overall is disconcerting, but I am most concerned by the devastating findings on the political bias and aimless leadership under the McAuliffe administration. The report confirms … Read More

ICYMI Delegate Gilbert exposes hypocritical partisan power grab

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Thursday on the House floor, Delegate Gilbert exposed the hypocritical partisan redistricting plan presented by House Democrats. Below are a few excerpts from the speech as well as the full video. “I’m hearing something from the gentleman from Charlottesville that is reminiscent of the same type of thing that I have heard for about a decade from the Democrats in … Read More

Speaker Cox congratulates Joe McNamara on becoming the Republican nominee in Eighth House District

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox on Thursday congratulated Joe McNamara for becoming the Republican nominee for the Special Election in the 8th House District. Earlier this month, Cox issued a writ of election setting November 6th, 2018 as the date for the Special Election. It will coincide with the 2018 General Election. “Joe McNamara has dedicated his life … Read More

House Republicans introduce legislation to lower costs of Prepaid529 tuition contracts

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House Republicans introduce legislation to lower costs of Prepaid529 tuition contracts Legislation will reduce eight-semester contract price by more than $3,000 Republicans in the House of Delegates today introduced legislation for the 2019 Session that will make Prepaid529 tuition contracts more affordable, while ensuring the overall status of the fund remains actuarially sound. Following a JLARC analysis of the Virginia … Read More