Articles by: Kaye Kory

From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

October 8, 2014 6:31 PM0 comments

The Supreme Court has made an historic decision to decline to review Virginia’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Bostic v Schaefer. That ruling affirmed legal marriage equality in Virginia. At last, all Virginians have the legal right to a committed union recognized and respected by our Commonwealth. In […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 10, 2014 10:37 PM0 comments

This week I am returning to the topic of ethics reform that I addressed in three columns last year [8/14, 9/11, 10/09]. This issue is truly the “canary in the coal mine” for the institutions upon which democratic governance depends. When office holders violate the trust of citizens, they confirm the […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 13, 2014 7:55 PM0 comments

The putative purpose of the special session of the General Assembly that begins on September 18 is to consider and debate alternatives to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The economic and public policy facts so overwhelmingly support accepting the incremental $2.1 billion that would flow to the Commonwealth […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

July 23, 2014 6:43 PM0 comments

This week I have been pleased to accept an appointment to the Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Health Care (JCHC). The commission was established in 1992 with this mission: “to ensure that the Commonwealth as provider, financier and regulator adopts the most cost effective and efficacious means of delivery […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 18, 2014 7:00 PM0 comments

Last week the General Assembly reconvened for a Special Session, passed a state budget and attempted to ensure that Governor McAuliffe would have no possible option of expanding Medicaid without securing full legislative concurrence.

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 28, 2014 6:38 PM1 comment

“How administrators killed a Fairfax school’s math success.” This was the headline over Jay Matthew’s Education column in Monday’s Washington Post.

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

April 2, 2014 7:27 PM0 comments

Edmund Burke, an 18th century British Member of Parliament who supported the American Revolution, is famous for his observation that “the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” It is sadly ironic that this observation – from the “patron saint” of modern conservatives […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

March 12, 2014 8:04 PM0 comments

Entering the final week of my fifth session of the House of Delegates, I am concerned that partisan politics is about to inflict lasting harm on citizens of the Commonwealth. The Republican majority in the House has made it abundantly clear that there is no room for compromise on the […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

February 5, 2014 7:36 PM0 comments

The 2014 session of the Virginia General Assembly is in full bloom. Pardon the botanical metaphor, but the abundant flowering that emerges from barren desert following the first rains of the season seems germane. During the “long session” (i.e., the second year of the biennial budget) we consider thousands of […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

January 9, 2014 10:21 AM1 comment

On Saturday, January 4, the Northern Virginia Delegation to the General Assembly convened its annual, non-partisan public hearing at the Fairfax Government Center. Most Northern Virginia elected representatives attended for at least part of this session, which ran for about five hours. More than 70 speakers pressed the delegation to […]

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