Alexandria Politics

Alexandria Politics


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Students, Commuters, And Sewage, Oh My, in Alexandria

Council discusses investing in city’s infrastructure.

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Parkland, Alexandria

Parkland parent and U.S. representatives organize town hall on gun violence.

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Enough’s Enough in Alexandria

First responders fed up with pay.

Commentary: Committee To Study Virginia School Safety

Commentary: State Legislature Adjourns without a Budget

School Resource Officer Fires Gun in George Washington Middle School

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Educating the Next Generations in Alexandria

Public schools roll out annual operating budget for FY19.

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Down the Drain in Alexandria

State slashes funds to fix city’s combined sewer system.

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Budget Brinkmanship in Virginia

Lawmakers poised to leave town without passing budget.

Budget showdowns are rare in Virginia, but not unprecedented. Back in 2004, Gov. Mark Warner clashed with Republicans over a sales tax increase. Then in 2014, Gov. Terry McAuliffe engaged in brinkmanship over expanding Medicaid. Now lawmakers are poised to end the session once again without passing a budget.

Opinion: Editorial: Hope for Expanding Health Care

Just say yes to $400 million, thousands of jobs and health care for 300,000.

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Mixed Success on Menstrual Equity in Virginia

Increased availability behind bars, but no tax breaks during back-to-school week.

Several lawmakers from Northern Virginia arrived in Richmond this year hoping to push a cause known as menstrual equity — making sure that feminine hygiene products are affordable, safe and available. But success has been mixed.

Virginia Senate Might Torpedo Medicaid Expansion

Democrats still need to flip one more GOP senator to make it happen.