Delegate Bill Howell’s primary opponent is accusing the Republican Party of taking sides by mailing a glossy “survey” for the House speaker.Read More →
It may be tougher for sneaky state lawmakers to tuck things into the budget bill after this year.Read More →
Warning that an Obama administration “Clean Power Plan” would sharply increase Virginians’ electric rates, Republican lawmakers want to put themselves between the Environmental Protection Agency and Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.Read More →
Virginia has long received poor marks for its approach to school choice. Those marks, however, could be ready to trend upward.Read More →
Two bills could streamline credit acceptance and make college data more transparent at Virginia’s public colleges and universities.
House Bill 1336, introduced by Delegate Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, calls for the State Commission on Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to come up with a consistent standard for granting undergraduate course credits. The bill would not go into effect until July 2016.
“The reason for the bill is simple,” Landes said. “I have heard from parents and students that they do not understand why (Advanced Placement) course credits are not standard across the board for every college and university in Virginia.”Read More →
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Instead of challenging Attorney General Mark Herring’s edict that illegal immigrants are entitled to in-state college tuition, self-professed conservatives at the General Assembly look for ways to reimburse the schools.
That’s how legislative sausage gets made, and why Richmond is behaving more like Washington, D.C., these days.
House Bill […]