Category Archives: State Government

Miyares Wins Partial Transparency Victory

Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) was partially successful in his efforts to challenge much of the secrecy shielding key data in Dominion Energy Virginia’s application to build its planned offshore wind facility, with some useful precedents set for the future. … Continue reading

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Standards Decline: Can They Be Brought Back?

“… score standards were adopted that made it easier for students to pass; and changes in accreditation regulations let schoolsoff the hook for their failures.” The words of Governor Glenn Youngkin at Thursday’s unveiling of a new report analyzing the decline of … Continue reading

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Most States Outperform Virginia Over Past Decade

As measured by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Virginia’s economic outlook has continued its precipitous drop and now barely ranks in the top half among the American states, 24th out of 50. A decade ago it was in the … Continue reading

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SCC Staff Review Opens the Door to “No”

Testimony filed by the State Corporation Commission staff on April 8 opened a slight possibility that the Commission could reject Dominion Energy Virginia’s proposed $10 billion wind project off Virginia Beach. It all depends on how the SCC decides to … Continue reading

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Youngkin Holds Winning Hand on Tax Cuts

Passing the state budget, which is a blueprint of how state tax money in Virginia must be spent during the next two years, is one of the General Assembly’s most important jobs. So the failure of the legislature to pass … Continue reading

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