Virginia Politics



Convention delegates would cast ballots from their cars to observe coronavirus restrictions.

Maryland became the first state to enact such a ban last year.

This year’s race for Virginia governor is more crowded than any other in modern history, perhaps ever.

The General Assembly passed bills to authorize ballot drop-boxes and other changes that helped power record turnout last year.

County Executive Bryan Hill proposed reducing rate by 1 cent and setting aside $20 million for economic relief.

Harry Flood Byrd masterminded the policy of “massive resistance” to school integration.

Republicans scramble to find an identity as Democrats wrestle with message of change.

The new proposal creates a presumption of in-person learning by July. The GOP is pushing for a faster timetable.

The measure now heads to Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who is expected to sign it.

State Sen. Amanda F. Chase contended that her party’s nomination plan is illegal under coronavirus rules.

Local officials worry that Blacks and Latinos hit hardest by the pandemic will remain vulnerable to illness.

Troopers, praised for their response to the U.S. Capitol riot, are paid less than many local police.

The county would reserve $17.5 million for coronavirus aid, part of a regional push for economic stability.

Local officials are also facing election turmoil as General Assembly action could delay May ballots until November.

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said the unanticipated tax revenue comes from strong holiday retail sales and corporate income.

The House bill, which would require schools to create plans for in-person and virtual learning by June 1, could break a political stalemate on the issue.

Both cases failed in a lower court, but an injunction prevented Gov. Ralph Northam (D) from taking the statue down.

The budgets boost teacher pay while addressing the ongoing pandemic.

Virginia, Maryland and the District would receive $14 billion, according to funding estimates released this week.

Democrats urged Republicans to “stop pushing these false narratives.” But GOP members argue the 2020 election was “manipulated,” citing new laws aimed at easing access to the polls.

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