Articles by: Kaye Kory

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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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

March 27, 2013 6:15 PM2 comments

The deadline for the Governor to amend, veto or sign the 813 bills sent to him by the General Assembly from the 2013 session has passed. We are now learning which bills he has signed into law, which ones he has vetoed and the amendments he has made. He is […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

February 13, 2013 8:34 PM0 comments

This Saturday Senators Dick Saslaw and Dave Marsden and I held a joint legislative update town meeting at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School. Before I continue with this column, I must thank the more than 100 people who attended. We were pleased that so many folks are following the actions of […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

January 22, 2013 7:27 PM0 comments

Last Thursday afternoon, I had a troubling experience. I sat for nearly four hours in an extremely hot, crowded room jammed full of people who were afraid– afraid that a stranger might violently attack them and the their loved. Afraid that a democratically elected government might turn on them. So […]

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