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Video, Photos: Dodging Protesters, Gov. Northam Skips Campaign Event with State...

UPDATE Monday AM: See below for video of NBC Washington's story on this, which says Gov. Northam canceled his appearance about an hour before...

Gov. Northam to Attend First Campaign Event Since “Blackface” Scandal Broke?

As far as I'm aware, the following event with State Sen. Dave Marsden (D-SD37) this coming Sunday will be the first campaign event Gov....

Former Juvenile Detention Center Superintendent: The Science Is Crystal Clear; Do...

by Virginia State Senator Dave Marsden (D-37th District) The cruelty enacted by the Trump Administration in separating minor children from their parents is egregious on...

Legislation in Virginia General Assembly Would Be Major Gift to Predatory...

Apparently, our friends in the predatory towing industry are hard at work these days, not just engaging in their less-than-popular (to put it mildly)...

Audio: Unpacking Comments by Sen. Chap Petersen (D) and Others About...

Yesterday was another banner day on right-wing talk radio in America (snark). Case in point: former Trump Virginia chair and Virginia right-wing radio host...

Assuming Donald McEachin Goes to Congress, Who Might Replace Him for...

On June 14, Democratic voters in Virginia's 4th CD will decide on their nominee for U.S. Congress in the newly-redrawn, Democratic-friendly district. The choices...

Legislators Lining Up in Opposition to Marshall’s Anti-Labor Bill

Crossposted at ProgressVA.

Opposition to a blatantly anti-labor bill is beginning to build in Virginia, and State Senators Dave Marsden and Chap Petersen and Delegate David Englin are among those voicing criticism. House Bill No. 2, introduced by Delegate Bob Marshall, would prohibit Virginia from providing funding for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metro Project if it is subject to a project labor agreement (PLA).

PLAs don't actually require projects to only hire union workers--they are a tool for taxpayer accountability. PLAs require the use of trained workers and safety standards for contractors, and worked great on Phase 1 of the project, as we pointed out previously. State Senator Dave Marsden said in a statement this week,

"What concerns me is that this bill appears to stem from an anti-union mindset that places ideology over public good and job creation. It could lead to experienced workers who performed well on Phase I being excluded from Phase II, and create the need for the expense of training new workers. Just as importantly, the PLA will create local jobs for a largely local workforce... A PLA is not always necessary on public projects, but I would ask my good friend Delegate Marshall, 'what problem are you trying to solve with this legislation?' It seems that continuing the PLA during Phase II is in keeping with good public policy. Let's not remove what has proven to be successful tool from consideration."

(More below the fold.)

Video: Tim Kaine, Sharon Bulova, Dave Marsden Make the Case for...

Here's some video from yesterday afternoon's highly successful event for Janet Oleszek. First, here's Tim Kaine explaining why having a former School Board member on the County (or city) Board is highly beneficial. According to Kaine, education is the "single largest line item" in the Fairfax County budget, and having someone who knows that budget inside and out can be very helpful. Also, Kaine says that the relationship between the School Board and County Board is almost always a tense one, but that this tension gets "mitigated and lessened...if you put a talented School Board member on the [County] Board." Finally, Kaine predicted that this could be an extremely close election in an "off-off year," which means that "the marginal impact you make...is greater this year than in any other election." Which is why we need Democrats to get out there and help Janet Oleszek (and others) win this election!

Next, turn to the "flip" for Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova praising Janet Oleszek and urging her election to the Board of Supervisors, so that "education stays the #1 priority in Fairfax County." In addition, Bulova argues that Janet Oleszek has been a leader in maintaining the high quality of life that makes Fairfax attractive to corporations and to people thinking about doing business and/or living there. According to Bulova, "[Janet Oleszek] understands schools, she understands the budget, she understands making the priorities that we need to invest in the most important thing that we have here in Fairfax County, so we need Janet Oleszek [on the Board]."