GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2023

After Chesapeake, UVA shootings, Youngkin to propose mental health agenda

BY: and - November 23, 2022

Following the second mass shooting in Virginia in as many weeks that left 7 dead as of midday Wednesday, Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin said his administration plans to propose legislation to the General Assembly this winter to bolster mental health resources.  While offering few details to reporters following an annual Thanksgiving ceremony, Youngkin said his […]

Youngkin, Lucas set Jan. 10 as date for special Virginia Senate election

BY: - November 15, 2022

In an unexpected display of bipartisanship, Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, announced they’ve agreed a special election to fill a newly vacant Virginia Senate seat will be held Jan. 10. The timing of the special election, which was up in the air due to legal uncertainty over whether Youngkin or Senate Democrats […]

Virginia’s highest tax bracket starts at $17K. Some say it’s time for an update.

BY: - November 4, 2022

Under Virginia’s state income tax system, the highest tax bracket starts at just $17,000, a number that hasn’t changed since 1990. Because the brackets stayed the same as incomes rose over three decades of inflation, more and more of the money Virginians make is now taxed at the highest rate of 5.75%, according to a […]