State and National Government
Virginia’s Lt. Governor eventually apologized for misgendering a state senator. WFIR’s Ian Price has more.
Del. Danica Roem
Nikki Haley is vowing to stay in the Republican contest for President past this Saturday’s primary in her own state – and at least through Super Tuesday. A Virginia Tech political analyst comments on what her end game may be. WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
Does raising the minimum wage work for Virginia? WFIR’s Ian Price has more.
Despite freezing conditions, Iowa was able to caucus with former President Donald Trump taking the Hawkeye state by a record margin, but winning Iowa might not be good news for the MAGA candidate as WFIR’s Ian Price reports.
2/15/18 – Richmond, VA – Virginia House of Delegates 2018.
Photo credit: Amanda Maglione
A Roanoke delegate recently spoke out against Governor Youngkin’s budget proposal on a Northern Virginia web-series. WFIR’s Alex Torres has more:
Roanoke has been listed as the “Poorest Big City” in Virginia. A Yahoo Finance article listed the “poorest” large towns in every state has Roanoke, Virginia with a population just over 99,000, a Median Household Income of $51,523, a Percentage of Population Below Poverty Level at 19.11 percent, and Per Capita Income at $33,206.
Karen Hult (VT photo)
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on February 8 following an appeal by former President Donald Trump’s campaign of the Colorado court decision keeping him off that state’s primary ballot. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
Virginia lawmakers begin a new General Assembly session Wednesday, and there is a new dynamic at work. Democrats now control both houses, and more than a third of the delegates and state senators are serving for the first time. What seems clear is that with the Democratic-controlled legislature facing off with a Republican governor, Democrats will pass some bills they know Glenn Youngkin will surely veto. But WFIR Political Analyst Bob Denton says on the other hand, Republicans will introduce many bills they know have no chance of passage in the State Senate or House of Delegates. Denton says that it all adds up to a session likely to be partisan and chaotic, as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports:
A local expert has a tip to avoid paying extra when you file, as well as information on an improved tax credit. WFIR’s Alex Torres has more: