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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

Citing Republican initiatives, Virginia named ‘Best State for Business’ by CNBC

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox released the following statement Tuesday after CNBC awarded Virginia with the top spot as the nation’s Best State for Business: “There’s no secret behind Virginia’s climb to the top of the rankings this year. Our highly-educated workforce, our business-friendly regulatory environment, low taxes, and our ongoing commitment to education make our Commonwealth a … Read More

Statement of House Speaker Kirk Cox on Special Session called by Governor Northam

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox released the following statement Tuesday after Governor Ralph Northam announced he would call a Special Session following the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach. “The terrible shooting that occurred in Virginia Beach just four days ago is still painfully fresh for everyone, especially the 12 families that lost loved ones. First and foremost, we … Read More

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

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“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

Northam Blocks Opioid Bill Backed by AG Herring, Local Prosecutors

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 Hugo: “When we tried to take action to save lives, Governor Northam stood in the way”  For the third time in as many days, Democrat Governor Ralph Northam has vetoed bipartisan legislation designed to keep Virginians safe. Acting Thursday, Northam vetoed House Bill 2528, which would have allowed prosecutors to charge drug dealers with second degree murder if the drugs they … Read More