Mount Vernon Politics

Mount Vernon Politics


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How To Prevent Gun Violence

Advocates meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

Commentary: Successes in the State Legislature

Commentary: State Legislature Adjourns without a Budget

The Conversation Begins in Fairfax County: Budgeting Words

Board prioritizes compensation for teachers and county employees.

Commentary: Underground Utilities Get Attention in Virginia

Commentary: Budget Battle in Virginia

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Budget Brinkmanship in Virginia

Lawmakers poised to leave town without passing budget.

Budget showdowns are rare in Virginia, but not unprecedented. Back in 2004, Gov. Mark Warner clashed with Republicans over a sales tax increase. Then in 2014, Gov. Terry McAuliffe engaged in brinkmanship over expanding Medicaid. Now lawmakers are poised to end the session once again without passing a budget.

Commentary: Budget Gulf in Virginia

Opinion: Editorial: Hope for Expanding Health Care

Just say yes to $400 million, thousands of jobs and health care for 300,000.

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Mixed Success on Menstrual Equity in Virginia

Increased availability behind bars, but no tax breaks during back-to-school week.

Several lawmakers from Northern Virginia arrived in Richmond this year hoping to push a cause known as menstrual equity — making sure that feminine hygiene products are affordable, safe and available. But success has been mixed.