Articles by: Kaye Kory

From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 9, 2015 6:43 PM0 comments

At the beginning of last year’s legislative session in Richmond, I worked with several other legislators, NGO representatives and progressive lobbyists to establish a “New Americans” legislative caucus. Our mission is to assess proposed legislation, as well as draft and submit new legislation to facilitate the rational and compassionate integration […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

10:46 AM1 comment

At the beginning of last year’s legislative session in Richmond, I worked with several other legislators, NGO representatives and progressive lobbyists to establish a “New Americans” legislative caucus. Our mission is to assess proposed legislation, as well as draft and submit new legislation to facilitate the rational and compassionate integration […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 12, 2015 6:35 PM0 comments

The Republican leadership of the General Assembly has been foot-dragging all summer to avoid complying with the June 5, 2015 redistricting order issued by the Federal District Court of Eastern Virginia. The Court required the General Assembly to complete the process by September 1, 2015. On July 16, Governor McAuliffe […]

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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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