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Tommy Wright, Author at Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch

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Short session to begin Jan. 13

As you may already be aware, when the General Assembly meets for its 2021 session, the House of Delegates will meet 100% virtually. The Senate ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:37 pm

Guest columns

COLUMN — A review of a lengthy special session

This session has been remarkable for many things, including its length, procedural irregularities, and the bad legislation that has been produced. Below is a list ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:04 am

Guest columns

READ would provide $100 million for virtual learning needs

When the 2020 special session convened on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Democrats presented HR 514, a rules change that would have, if Republicans had consented to ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:30 pm

Guest columns

Column – Entire parole board should resign

Last week I told you how the parole board was under investigation by the Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG).  The investigation was set ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Monday, August 10, 2020 3:33 pm

Guest columns

Democrats want to abolish mandatory minimum sentencing

Last Wednesday, House Democrats had their second hearing on criminal justice reform. The testimony by speakers invited by House Democrats should concern any Virginian who ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:37 pm

Columns

Democrats’ policy is symbolism over substance

As you may have already heard, last Thursday, under cover of darkness, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn had a number of Confederate busts along with the Robert ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Monday, July 27, 2020 10:16 pm

Guest columns

Law enforcement to be discussed in special session

I appreciate all the calls and emails I have received over the past couple of months from my constituents regarding the current school reopening situation. ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Monday, July 20, 2020 9:07 pm

Guest columns

New legislation went into effect July 1

On July 1, legislation passed during the 2020 General Assembly session will become law, with some exceptions. This session was the first with Democrats newly ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:46 pm

Guest columns

Confederate statues should not be removed

On Thursday, Gov. Ralph Northam launched his biggest distraction from his failures to lead yet, the removal of the Lee Monument on Monument Avenue. Between ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:55 pm

Guest columns

Where is the peace?

This year has been a challenging one, to say the least. The killing of George Floyd in Minnesota last week is just the latest in ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, June 5, 2020 11:46 am

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