Articles by: Kaye Kory

From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 9, 2017 6:40 PM0 comments

While President Trump gives us a limp portrayal of Zeus poised upon Mount Olympus threatening to rain down “fire and fury” thunderbolts like “the world has never seen before,” we must resist the temptation to be distracted from more seemingly mundane or less-hyped happenings. For example, on Monday the Department […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

July 12, 2017 8:17 PM0 comments

I am frequently asked how advocacy groups decide to endorse (or not) a candidate for public office. Usually, if the candidate is an incumbent endorsements are based upon that candidate’s voting record. If the candidate is not an incumbent, the candidate is asked to complete a questionnaire and possibly sit […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 21, 2017 1:56 PM0 comments

These are tumultuous days politically — weatherwise as well, but that is for another column. When news is breaking out of Washington at lightning speed and we are in a whirlwind of primaries and elections (yes, I am up for re-election too), it is difficult to focus on anything except cable […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 10, 2017 7:05 PM0 comments

There are many different rankings of the states on various measures of performance, such as business economics and employment, educational access and outcomes, public health and overall effectiveness of government. Ballotpedia, a non-partisan online site that covers state government politics, compiles 19 of these measures into a single “State Quality […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

April 12, 2017 8:27 PM0 comments

On April 11, Dr. Ike Koziol wrote in a letter to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Governor Terry McAuliffe recently pushed our state legislature to expand Medicaid, and the House of Delegates rejected it. This would have allowed about 400,000 Virginians to obtain some form of medical insurance coverage under the Affordable […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

March 8, 2017 6:59 PM0 comments

While this 2017 session may have seemed less contentious and overtly partisan than last year’s session — it was not. The heavy-handed partisanship and sometimes hurtful rhetoric was mostly displayed in the committees and subcommittees, not often on the floor of our chamber in the Capitol. Partisanship was definitely on […]

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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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