‘We cannot afford to be California!’: Gov. Youngkin vows to fight against gas-vehicle ban
While speaking before an energized crowd Monday, Governor Glenn Youngkin doubled down on his vow to repeal a state law that would ban the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, a law tying Virginia to California’s plan.
Poll results show Virginians approve of Gov. Youngkin’s leadership, don’t want him to run for President
Virginians' approval rate of Governor Glenn Youngkin is increasing, according to results of a new Roanoke College poll, but an overwhelming amount want him to remain in Richmond and not Washington D.C.
Republicans, Once Outraged by Mar-a-Lago Search, Become Quieter as Details Emerge
In the minutes and hours after the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s residence in Florida this month, his supporters did not hesitate to denounce what they saw as a blatant abuse of power and outrageous politicization of the Justice Department. But with the release of a redacted affidavit detailing the justification for the search, the former president’s allies were largely silent, a potentially telling reaction with ramifications for his political future. “I would just caution folnews.yahoo.com
Virginia Governor, First Lady Youngkin present Spirit of Virginia Award to Nelson County equine rescue
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne Youngkin spent Thursday morning with three horses – named Red, Beethoven, and Patches -- that were recently seized by animal control and taken to Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue in Nelson County.
Alleghany Highlands chamber gets grant for tourism program
COVINGTON – The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is among 27 Virginia organizations and localities to receive mini-grants earmarked toward launching new tourism programs intended to bolster local economies. Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced the grants Monday. These programs and plans were developed through Virginia Tourism Corporation’s DRIVE 2.0 State Tourism Plan Implementation Workshops,therecorderonline.com
Governor Youngkin: Quarantine no longer recommended for some after exposure to COVID-19 in early childhood education
On Thursday, the Office of Governor Glenn Youngkin announced updated quarantine guidelines that said quarantine is no longer routinely recommended after exposure to COVID-19 infected individuals in child care, K-12 schools, and camp settings.
Virginia law stops early inmate releases, angering families
Christopher Ford was a baby when his father was sentenced to 28 years in prison for participating in a murder-for-hire scheme that led to the killings of two people at a car dealership. After serving 25 years, prison officials told Robert Glenn Ford he would be released in July under a 2020 Virginia law that allowed inmates to shave more time off their sentences for good behavior, his son said. “Using this back-door method days before they were supposed to get out was, to me, hugely wrong,” Christopher Ford said in an interview.news.yahoo.com
Local lawmakers react to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s push to ban abortions after 15 weeks
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has tapped four Republican lawmakers to draft new legislation banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy: Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, Delegate Margaret Ransone, plus local lawmakers Delegate Kathy Byron and Senator Steve Newman.
Gov. Youngkin, Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea seeking more solutions to gun violence in Roanoke
More than $500,000 in grants, creative initiatives like the “Groceries not Guns” buyback program, new employees and more have been implemented in Roanoke within the last year to combat gun violence. But is it enough?
Nonprofit pledges $80 million for local election administration
Tiana Epps-Johnson, who leads the Center for Tech and Civic Life, said the new U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence would send $80 million in the next five years to election departments across the United States in need of basic funding for equipment replacement and other resources.washingtonpost.com
Judge sides with 12 disabled kids seeking masks in schools
A federal judge has ruled that an executive order and new Virginia law allowing parents to opt their children out of classroom COVID-19 mask mandates cannot prevent 12 vulnerable students from seeking a “reasonable modification” that could include a requirement that their classmates wear masks. Confusion, pushback from school districts, and litigation quickly followed.news.yahoo.com
Local educators resist Youngkin's criticisms of classroom instruction
Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s attempts to remake classroom instruction in one of the nation’s top public schools systems are facing a revolt.Why it matters: In a rare show of unity, a group representing all of Virginia’s 133 school district superintendents denounced the Republican’s attacks on school curriculum and his ‘tipline’ to complain about educators.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.In a letter to the state last week, the superintendents called for the elinews.yahoo.com
Virginia Supreme Court dismisses parents' lawsuit against Youngkin's school mask order
The Virginia Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from Chesapeake parents against Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) for his order making mask-wearing optional in schools.Why it matters: Judges wrote that they couldn't issue writs of mandamus and prohibit the Chesapeake School Board from making masks optional, because such relief cannot be issued in the case. But they made clear they aren't ruling on the legality of the case, potentially leaving the door open for future litigation.Get market news wonews.yahoo.com