We are saddened today to learn of the passing of U.S Representative Donald McEachin. We are grateful for his service in the 4th District and his time spent with us on campus. Spiders mourn his loss and send thoughts to his family. Governor Glenn Youngkin has not yet announced the date for a special electionContinue reading “On the passing of Donald McEachin”
U.S House of Representatives Current Status: Republicans 221 Seats, Democrats 213 Seats Result: Republicans Gain House Majority Seats Needed for Majority: 218 Takeaway: Expecting a “Red Wave”, many Republicans were disappointed with the result of U.S House Elections. While Republicans have taken control of the chamber, the majority they hold is slim. Republicans had someContinue reading “Midterm Election Results”
The 2022 Midterm elections will determine which party controls the House of Representatives and Senate for the next two years. The outcome of the elections will determine the ability of the Biden Administration to pass legislation in congress, which will have significant ramifications for the 2024 presidential election. All 435 House and 34 out ofContinue reading “Election 2022: What’s At Stake”
The URGOV student team has returned this semester with some updates on upcoming elections, City Council and School Board overviews, and other news on local politics. Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools The Virginia Department of Education has released new guidelines for schools pertaining to the treatmentContinue reading “Fall Updates”
With the semester coming to a close, the URGOV student team will be heading off for the summer. URGOV will be taking a summer hiatus and will return in August. The URGOV team will also be saying goodbye to graduating senior Nadia Iqbal. She will continue her life journey in NYC and will be aimingContinue reading “Summer Hiatus”
On March 12, 2022, the General Assembly adjourned after 60 days of fervent discussion on a variety of bills and talks of the state budget. With this formal session over, what has been decided so far and what has been rejected? Governor Youngkin has called for a Special Session to begin on April 4. TheContinue reading “General Assembly Session 2022 – An Overview”
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance and approval of the minutes of the February 7 and 22, 2022 meetings. Then, there was the recognition of the student representative Evelin Medrano who is currently a junior at Open High School. She is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree at J. Sargeant Reynolds through the EarlyContinue reading “School Board Meeting-March 7, 2022”
The meeting began with awards and recognition of certain individuals by members of the city council. First, Police Lieutenant Robert C. Marland was honored by Councilwoman Reva Trammel for his 45 years of dedicated public service on behalf of the Richmond Police Department. Next, Vice President Ellen Robertson honored and recognized Charles Barker for hisContinue reading “City Council Meeting – February 28, 2022”
On November 2, 2021, Richmonders voted on a referendum to allow for a Casino to be established in the Southside. After spirited campaigning from both sides, 51% opposed the casino. Many people from all sides felt that misinformation may have been present to sway people’s votes. After this referendum, certain councilmembers in particular were disheartened,Continue reading “The Second Casino Referendum: Anti-Democratic or Normal Procedure?”
Citizen comments began with Eric Branch, who wanted to address a complaint that he filed in regards to a Chesterfield police officer totaling his Cadillac on July 17, 2021. He filed an official internal affairs complaint but claims that the Richmond Police Department did not conduct a proper investigation. Chief administrative officer Lincoln Saunders offeredContinue reading “City Council Meeting – February 22, 2022”
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