Articles by: Kaye Kory

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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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

December 18, 2013 6:58 PM0 comments

During the 2013 General Assembly session I introduced HB2286 requiring that school divisions report to the State Department of Education the number of broadband-connected schools and the number of computers in those schools. The purpose of this data collection is to develop a statewide picture of the capability of Virginia’s […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

October 9, 2013 5:38 PM0 comments

In my previous column, I outlined my plan to tackle gaps in Virginia’s statutory constraints on “influence peddling” by elected politicians and government employees required to file financial disclosures. I apologize if this blunt characterization offends, but there is no doubt that influence pedaling is what the public and the […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 11, 2013 6:31 PM0 comments

“You can’t trust my opponent, and here’s why” is the most universal, pervasive theme in politics, not “You can trust me, and here’s why.” If you are paying attention to the political ads in the Virginia Governor’s race, you know what I mean. Negative ads are like drugs of choice […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 14, 2013 5:22 PM0 comments

For nearly three months, the tawdry spectacle of Governor Bob McDonnell’s eroding political credibility has been overshadowing the real work of governance in Richmond and diverting attention from the upcoming November election, which certain to have national ramifications. Many of my fellow Democrats have been outspoken in their criticism of […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 22, 2013 6:28 PM0 comments

During this past session, I introduced a bill (HB2286), which is intended to address the current “digital divide” in our K-12 public school systems. The “digital divide” refers to the ever- widening gap in access, use and knowledge of information and communication technology that exists between the typical middle class […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 8, 2013 8:00 PM0 comments

The General Assembly officially adjourned one month ago, and most Virginians have stopped thinking about the 2013 session. The issues raised and votes cast in Richmond are history; now we are focusing on the political future. Many Virginia politicians prefer this focus, because the future is more about promises and […]

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