Tommy Wright, Author at Farmville

Guest Column

Tommy Wright: Youngkin steps in to help Virginians

Session is over, but legislative related events continue apace in and around Capitol Square. Governor Youngkin continues to act on legislation, and Democrats have begun ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, April 5, 2024 4:42 pm

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Tommy Wright: Let’s talk about the budget

Virginians are worried about inflation and the ever-rising cost of living. Democrats decided to make it worse by raising the minimum wage to a record ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, March 21, 2024 6:29 pm

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Tommy Wright: Put down those phones

Virginia students might be in for a new adjustment when they attend schools. House Bill 882 came before the education committee and requires the Board ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Sunday, February 18, 2024 10:23 am

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Tommy Wright: State of the Commonwealth

Wednesday, Jan. 10 was the opening day of the 2024 Virginia General Assembly Session, and we’re going to hear from both Governor Youngkin and House ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, January 17, 2024 12:30 pm

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Tommy Wright: Let’s get ready to rumble

It’s almost time. The 2024 General Assembly Session opens on Wednesday, January 10th at noon. While we won’t get rolling for more than 72 hours, ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, January 12, 2024 12:05 pm

Guest Column

Tommy Wright: As the political year winds down…

As we enter the final weeks of 2023, the political year is winding down as well. Governor Youngkin is scheduled to present his proposed budget ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Sunday, December 24, 2023 5:06 pm

COLUMN

Tommy Wright: Some thoughts on Virginia’s new laws

New laws went into effect in our commonwealth on July 1. During the 2023 General Assembly Session, House Republicans continued to fight to lower costs ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, July 12, 2023 11:30 am

OPINION

Tommy Wright: Democrats struggle on crime

You can’t spin numbers like this: after a full year of Democratic-imposed pro-criminal legislation, crime is up significantly, and Virginia is a more dangerous place ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, June 23, 2023 12:51 pm

COLUMN

Tommy Wright: Let’s honor our veterans

The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation in the 2023 session that will provide relief for Virginia Veterans. While only a “stopgap” budget has been approved ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, June 2, 2023 12:30 pm

COLUMN

Tommy Wright: We must lock up the killers

As Speaker Gilbert wrote last week, there is a silent killer terrorizing Virginia, taking an average of 35 lives every week. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, May 11, 2023 12:00 pm

Columns

Tommy Wright: Social media madness

Parents matter. That was one of our major themes in 2021, and it looks like it’s going to be a major theme in 2023 as ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, May 5, 2023 3:10 pm

Guest Column

Tommy Wright: Let’s talk about restoring felons’ rights

Last week Governor Youngkin’s team made it known that they were returning to the Warner-Kaine model of felon rights restoration and Virginia Democrats immediately cried ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, April 12, 2023 12:30 pm

COLUMN

Tommy Wright: Remember this November

When Republicans were given the majority in 2021, Virginians did so with the expectation that we would keep our promises to make their neighborhoods safer, ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, March 9, 2023 12:00 pm

Columns

Tommy Wright: When session ends, the campaign begins

The 2023 regular session of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday, February 25. Saturday’s adjournment of sine die was expected, but a four-page ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, March 2, 2023 10:31 am

Columns

Your Turn — Democrats don’t care to learn

Democrats wanted to end 2022 on a high note, attacking two of Governor Youngkin’s major policy initiatives — removing Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, January 6, 2023 9:13 am

YOUR TURN

Your turn — Let’s talk about that mask settlement

Earlier this month, the Commonwealth agreed to a limited settlement that will end a lawsuit brought by the parents of 12 seriously ill children challenging ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, December 23, 2022 12:00 pm

Columns

Your Turn — Unacceptable school situation

“A stunning lack of transparency.” “They failed at every juncture.” It’s hard to understate just how damning the Special Grand Jury Report on the Loudoun ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, December 15, 2022 10:43 am

Columns

Your Turn — Let’s take time to reflect on our veterans

The Virginia General Assembly is gearing up for its 2023 legislative session. We celebrated Veterans Day Nov. 11. I wanted to share accomplishments we made ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, December 8, 2022 10:02 am

Columns

Your Turn — Be strong in the Lord, Virginia

We never know when tragedy will touch our communities. One week after the senseless murder of three University of Virginia football players, a long-time manager ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:55 am

Columns

Your Turn — Keep those heads up, my fellow Republicans

There’s no question, the midterm elections did not go the way we thought they would. Many close races broke toward Democrats. Nonetheless, Republicans are back ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Saturday, November 19, 2022 6:06 pm

OPINION

Your turn — Virginia report card not up to state standards

The National Assessment of Educational Progress for 2022 is in, and for the Commonwealth, it is an unmitigated disaster. Also known as “The Nation’s Report ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:00 pm

OPINION

Your Turn — It’s time we put COVID-19 in our rear view mirror

Earlier this week, an advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 15-0 to add the COVID vaccine to the Federal government’s ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Saturday, October 29, 2022 3:07 pm

Columns

Your turn — No secrets in our schools

Democrats and other left-wing activists continue to push back against the Department of Education’s new, common-sense model policies for systems regarding transgender students. Several systems ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 12:30 pm

Columns

Your turn — The results weren’t that bad

The Department of Education released their 2022-23 School Accreditation summary last week, and on the surface, the results weren’t that bad. Unfortunately, when you look ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:00 pm

Columns

Your Turn — No more RGGI in Virginia

Recently, Governor Youngkin began the process of changing policy to remove Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Republicans made some significant promises on the ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:00 pm

Columns

Your Turn — Republicans were right

The damage to our students from school closures and remote learning during the COVID pandemic is worse than we realized. The Department of Education released ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, August 26, 2022 10:54 am

Columns

Your turn — Let’s water our inflation and grow lies

Last week’s inflation report was pretty much what we expected, as prices were more than 8% higher year over year. Biden told America’s inflation was ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:10 pm

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