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Video: BADLY Losing the Argument on Gun Violence, Their Caucuses in...

More evidence that Virginia House and Senate Republicans are completely pathetic and must be voted out of office this November? Try this: badly losing...

Video, Photos: Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Rally Prior to Virginia General...

See below for some video and photos from the Virginia Capitol this morning, where the General Assembly is set to hold a Special Session...

With VA General Assembly Session on Gun Violence Starting Tuesday, So...

With the Virginia General Assembly's Special Session on gun violence prevention starting tomorrow, so far only Democrats have introduced serious legislation on this  issue....

Will VA State Senator Glen Sturtevant (R-SD10) Help Stop Gun Violence?...

by Susan Ahern Marusco The father of a Chesterfield girl, Markiya Dickson, who was shot and killed at a Richmond park over Memorial Day weekend,...

VA Delegates VanValkenburg, Mullin, Bourne: Gun Violence Prevention Bills Deserve Up-or-Down...

By Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg, Delegate Mike Mullin, and Delegate Jeff Bourne A year ago, in the wake of the Parkland shooting, the Speaker of the...

Virginia Republicans Seem Determined to Foil the Future

It isn't just Medicaid expansion that has been obstructed by "conservatives." As Staunton School Board member Joel Grogan points out, the new state budget sets funding for schools at pre-2009 levels. The economic impact of this epic legislative failure washes over the future of Virginia. This is McDonnell's leadership legacy.

Whether GOP legislators want to believe it or not, Virginia education is already in crisis. Grogan discussed the departure of Waynesboro High School Teacher of the Year Josh Waldron. After six years of teaching, this accomplished young man is taking home only $100 a month more than when he started.

"The job, though, is about much more. And I have very real concerns about the sustainability of public education in Waynesboro (and as a whole)." - Josh Waldron in his personal blog

Grogan wishes that the organization that represents school board issues hadn't shied away from the Medicaid expansion issue. He was told that they had to stay away from it because the organization is nonpartisan. But this, he says, is not a political issue; it's a moral issue and an economic issue. He argues it is a myth that this is a political issue, pointing out that there are about a dozen states with Republican Governors and legislatures that have either found a way to expand Medicaid or are on the way to it. Even in Virginia, a traditionally conservative organization, the State Chamber of Commerce, favors expansion, proving it isn't a left and right issue. This expansion will create 33,000 jobs.

At least Staunton's Republican state Senator, Emmett Hanger, has broken ranks to plow a path toward a special session that can consider expansion. That means that the battle is not over. Grogan calls for remaining positive and holding our delegates' feet to the fire on this issue.