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Vetoes Devastate Environmental Progress

Governor vetoed 153 bills, amended 117, including dozens of priority conservation and environmental bills.

This week, the General Assembly reconvenes in Richmond to consider Governor Youngkin’s unprecedented number of amendments and vetoes to legislation we passed during the regular session.

Opinion: Calls for Cutting School Funds by $100 Million

Calls for Cutting School Funds by $100 Million

Houses of Worship Can Develop Affordable Housing

Many faith communities struggle with oversized and aging facilities along with declining membership and revenues.

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Governor Sets New Veto Record

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has acted on a total of 475 bills passed by the General Assembly ahead of his fast-approaching April 8th deadline. To date, the Governor has vetoed 91 bills, the most of any Governor in the history of the Commonwealth in just a single year.

Letter: Keep the Town Name of Burke VA

Letter to the Editor

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Women’s History Month With Team MVD

In celebration of Women's History Month, it's a pleasure to introduce the dedicated members of Team MVD who tirelessly serve our community.

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Breaking Down Virginia's Gaming Landscape

Balancing expansion with responsibility.

In recent years, Virginia has witnessed a significant expansion in its gaming industry.

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Sine Die

“Sine die” is the language that marks the end of the regular session of the Virginia General Assembly.

CORE and THRIVE Advancing Businesses in Fairfax County

This week, the County proudly introduces Fairfax CORE (Connecting Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs), a groundbreaking online platform designed to empower business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Fairfax County, including the towns of Clifton and Vienna and cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

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Sine Do or Die

On Saturday evening, March 9, the 2024 General Assembly session adjourned sine die. “Sine die” is Latin for “without day,” and in legalese, if you will, it means “indefinitely.”

Gov. Youngkin Vetoes Bills to Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence

Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed HB46 and SB47, sponsored by Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Sen. Barbara Favola, critical bills to protect survivors of domestic violence. Nearly one third of all homicides in Virginia are domestic violence related, and nearly two thirds of domestic violence homicides in VA are committed with a firearm. The bills would not have affected law-abiding gun owners and would have saved lives.

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The Final Countdown

We’re in the final week of the 2024 General Assembly session and we still have much work to do.

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Scam Season

Be alert for these scams that increase in spring and summer.

With warmer weather on the way, I wanted to alert you to some common scams that you should be aware of during the upcoming spring and summer months.

Disappointed in Letter on Abortion

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