Articles by: Kaye Kory

From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 13, 2018 7:48 PM0 comments

While we all are celebrating the passage of the new state budget which expands Medicaid eligibility to an estimated 400,000 uninsured working Virginians, and thus allows us to increase funding in education and mental health, while raising the salaries of teachers, first responders and state employees with the resulting savings. […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 9, 2018 6:25 PM0 comments

I begin this column with a quote from the inspirational leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: “The time is always right to do the right thing.” This is never more true than it is today. Advocacy is not a single effort, but a consistent effort over time. Let your opinion […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

April 12, 2018 12:23 PM0 comments

Mass shootings are all too common in our country, and have become part of our national lexicon. We have become inured to the horror and tragedy of a mass shooting, failing to recognize these murders as the crises that they are. “No more thoughts and prayers — we need immediate […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

March 7, 2018 8:57 PM0 comments

The General Assembly session will adjourn on March 10, as determined by the Commonwealth Constitution. In my time in the House of Delegates, we have gone into special session a few times — but that is not the norm. However, this year, the House budget and the Senate budget are […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

February 7, 2018 8:37 PM0 comments

We are nearing Cross-Over (Feb. 13), the day upon which all bills passed by the House and/or Senate must be sent over to the other body for its deliberation. In other words, each body must complete its voting on all legislation submitted by its own members by Feb. 13. Approved […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

January 24, 2018 7:52 PM0 comments

I am sharing this statement adapted from a letter written to me by Eric Welch, a J.E.B. Stuart High School teacher, describing a serious barrier to higher education that must be eliminated: Over the past year some Virginia public colleges have been issuing demands to student applicants to provide their […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

December 13, 2017 8:32 PM0 comments

We all know that we are living in volatile times, and the FBI’s recently released data on the national incidence of crimes motivated by bias (in other words, hate crimes) reinforces that perception. This report showed a very unsettling increase in hate crimes since last year. FBI records show 6,121 […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

November 8, 2017 8:13 PM0 comments

These days after Election Day are truly the days that Virginia Democrats can celebrate our surprising and gratifying election results. However, I caution my HOD colleagues to moderate their urges to dance in the end zone. Democrats in Virginia certainly have “caught the wind beneath our wings!” But, we need […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

October 12, 2017 12:00 PM0 comments

Since this is my last column before November 7th, Election Day 2017, I think it is appropriate to offer my observations on the current choices facing Virginia voters. This election cycle includes the statewide contests for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General and the House of Delegates. (Virginia’s Senate – which […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 14, 2017 2:55 PM0 comments

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area hosted a House of Delegates Candidate Forum on Monday. Questions were emailed or phoned in by the public. They covered a broad range of topics, all important to consider before voting. election. Here is a sample of the questions and my […]

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