Articles by: Kaye Kory

From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

February 8, 2017 7:03 PM0 comments

Today the House of Delegates’ budget was published, Appropriation Committee Approved Amendments to the 2016-2018 Budget (HB1500), and distributed to Members of the House. It is a lengthy and sometimes hard-to-understand document.I won’t attempt to summarize the entire Budget, but will highlight some sections that I find greatly disappointing. Services […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

January 11, 2017 6:44 PM0 comments

As I prepare for the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly, which begins on Wednesday Jan. 11, I am working on a legislative agenda and budget priorities that address the needs of everyday working Virginians, including healthcare, public education, transportation and infrastructure. I intend to work diligently with progressive […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

December 21, 2016 6:34 PM0 comments

The weeks since Election Day have been difficult and frustrating, to say the least. The outcome of the presidential election was a shock to many and a clarifying moment for all. Many folks are asking me: What should I do now? How can I show the strength of my values […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

November 9, 2016 10:27 PM0 comments

As I sit down to write this column, we are approximately four hours into “the most significant presidential election since 1860.” Whether or not you agree with this bit of hyperbole, I believe that one of the positive indirect effects of the interminable cacophony of offensive political speech has been […]

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Guest Commentary: After More Than 50 Years, a Return & Tour of Cuba

November 3, 2016 12:33 PM0 comments

My husband and I recently spent a week in Cuba, a trip that has been on my bucket list for many years. My family lived there from mid-1958 to mid-1959. My dad was an executive with Esso (predecessor of Exxon), which operated a refinery in Cuba. I have pleasant memories […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 21, 2016 6:08 PM0 comments

I have been working with the Mason District Council (of Civic Associations) to set up a district-wide town hall focused on the AirBnB/short-term lodging rentals issue. The town hall has been set for Wednesday, Oct 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School. I invite you to […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 10, 2016 6:31 PM0 comments

The summer of 2016 is emerging as a disappointment for Republican legislatures that have passed legislation restricting their constituents’ right to vote. With jaw-dropping consistency, Courts composed of both moderate and conservative jurists across the country have concluded that the argument that widespread voter fraud necessitates enacting voting restrictions is […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

July 13, 2016 8:06 PM0 comments

In the recently adjourned 2016 General Assembly session, I filed HB478 which adds language to Subsection H of Section 22.1-253.13:4 of the Code of Virginia (relating to the high school graduation and dropout data; formula; on-time graduation) to read: “H. (Effective July 1, 2016) The Board shall also collect, analyze, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 8, 2016 5:23 PM0 comments

One of the more rewarding compensations of arriving at late-middle age is an increased appreciation of the inevitability of certain historical trends. I’m not talking cosmic, here, or millennia, but certainly decades, even centuries. Say, from the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In this case, the trend I’m thinking […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 11, 2016 6:09 PM0 comments

The 2016 legislative calendar came to an end with the closing of the Veto Session on April 20. Fortunately, Democrats were able to uphold all but one of the Governor’s vetoes of various regressive pieces of social legislation passed by Republican majorities. Few legislative sponsors were surprised by these vetoes, […]

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