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Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

House of Delegates and Senate Members of the Budget Conference Committee reached a short-term agreement — the Budget Conference Report — to pass a stopgap “skinny budget” on Saturday, February 25th, to ensure the 2023 Legislative Session adjourned sine die on its 46th day as mandated by the Virginia Constitution. The approved Budget Conference Report […]

Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

It is week 6 of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.  Yesterday was Crossover–the date by which each body must send all bills that have originated in that body and been passed to the other body.  In other words, the House sends all passed bills to the Senate to process and vote upon, and […]

Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

This column serves as an announcement of my establishment of the Accessibility and disAbility Legislative Caucus. This Caucus will meet weekly during the General Assembly session to follow the path of current legislation affecting people with disabilities and their families, and to discuss advocacy or opposition positions and/or activities. Both advocacy groups and legislators are […]

Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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I have been hearing from many constituents with grave concerns about the current state-mandated assessments/tests for elementary and middle school students. The concerns boil down to two major items: the time required of teachers and counselors to prepare, oversee and recover from what is now a series of tests at the beginning of the school […]

Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

As a member of the House of Delegates, I believe that my main responsibility is to craft and fight for legislation that will improve the lives of those living in my district, District 38. This is a broad statement that I see as including two types of legislation: legislation that I believe has a good […]

Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

Folks ask me why I find holding public office rewarding — how can any political work be positive and worthwhile in this increasingly divisive and nasty political climate? Sometimes the work of researching and developing legislation relevant to real life that also has a chance of surviving the legislative process, being signed by the Governor and ultimately implemented is not only a worthwhile effort which brings attention to an important issue in Virginia and elsewhere, but also actually helps real people. These ‘sometimes’ coupled with effective constituent service constitute a public servant’s job well-done.

Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

On March 7, 2012, I wrote this speech for a demonstration (yes, the free speech Youngkin wants to criminalize). Sadly and angrily I say these remarks are still apropos! I am writing this for all the women who decided to ‘take a knee’ yesterday in recognition of our denied civil rights.

Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

On June 1st, the General Assembly convened in Richmond to vote on the Biennium Budget Conference Report. Eight years of strong leadership under Democratic administrations, a strong economic recovery and billions in federal pandemic aid gave us a rare opportunity to invest in Virginians and give back to the commonwealth.

Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

2022 has been an unusual legislative year so far. The General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 12 without a final budget and with 70 bills hanging unfinished- which means no final action in the form of a conference report or a floor vote. This is a remarkable incomplete workload.

Delegate Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

Readers, you may well be aware that the 2022 General Assembly session has been divisive, hugely partisan and accomplished very little. All true and will continue to be true for the foreseeable future.