Articles by: Kaye Kory

From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

July 8, 2015 6:34 PM0 comments

Barack Obama is having a pretty good summer. Despite the reflexive criticism from conservative pundits on Fox and the tortured illogic of scribblers in the conservative blogosphere – whether you agree with them or not – it’s hard to deny the administration its measure of credit for progressive victories in […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 10, 2015 6:45 PM0 comments

This year’s primary election includes several significant state and local-level contests that will have real consequences for my constituents in the 38th District, as well as for residents of the City of Falls Church and other residents of Mason District. State Senate Democratic primary contests in Prince William County and […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 13, 2015 6:58 PM0 comments

The legislative year is almost over as Governor McAuliffe vetoes or approves bills that emerged from the “veto session.” As I write this column, he is preparing to sign the final transportation bill, which will facilitate a small increase in desperately needed funding. Overcoming partisan discord surrounding new transportation revenues […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

April 8, 2015 8:59 PM0 comments

This past week high school seniors across the nation began to receive eagerly awaited notifications of acceptance or rejection from colleges and universities. This annual ritual seems every year to be accompanied by an increasingly predictable range of commentary: criticizing the rising costs of higher education, questioning the value of […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

March 11, 2015 6:16 PM1 comment

Open Letter to Governor McAuliffe: I am in complete support of the intent of the ethics reform bill HB 2070. However, after careful reading of the final version which was presented at the end of the very last day of this session, I have serious concerns about a number of […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

February 11, 2015 6:56 PM0 comments

The General Assembly is approaching “Crossover” for the 2015 legislative session. Crossover – February 11 – is the deadline for the Senate and House of Delegates to approve bills from their respective chambers that will be sent to the other body. In the House, many hundreds of pieces of legislation […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

January 7, 2015 8:04 PM1 comment

The most pressing issue facing the Commonwealth in the 2015 legislative session beginning next Wednesday, Jan. 14, is to deal with the ongoing revenue shortfall in the Virginia budget. Our revenue shortfall is largely attributable to drastically reduced Federal spending in Virginia resulting from sequestration and related cuts. These cuts […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

December 11, 2014 8:37 AM0 comments

While the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly doesn’t start until mid-January, the months of November and December are busy times for legislators. A key item on most legislative “To Do” lists is producing legislation to be introduced during the next session. The bills I am referring to, here, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

November 12, 2014 10:50 PM0 comments

The midterm election turned out to be of little real consequence to Virginia state government. I have just returned from Richmond, where, over tea party objections, we repaired the serious damage inflicted on the McDonnell Transportation Program during the first part of the 2014 legislature session. I refer to the […]

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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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