Tommy Wright, Author at Farmville

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

Columns

Opinion — Failed Democratic leadership

Democrats in Washington have finally flailed their way to a political win, passing the poorly named “Inflation Reduction Act.” Aimed at reducing inflation and slowing ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:34 pm

Columns

Your turn — Legislation makes changes for the new school year

School is approaching and parents are ready to send their children back for another learning year. When I began knocking on doors around my district ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 12:45 pm

OPINION

Your turn — It’s your money and you need it now

America is in crisis. With inflation reaching near record levels and gas prices soaring, Virginians are struggling every day to get to school and work, ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:30 pm

OPINION

Your turn — New month, New laws

July is an exciting month in the Commonwealth. Not only do we celebrate America’s independence, but July 1 is when new legislation takes full effect ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:45 pm

Editorial

Your turn — A win for life

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and it did not mince words. The court stated ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:15 pm

OPINION

Your turn — Oh, Happy Day

It took longer than usual, but on Friday, June 17, the General Assembly passed the commonwealth’s biennial budget for 2022-24. Gov. Glenn Youngkin has indicated ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:00 pm

OPINION

Your turn — Changes expected this week on budget, abortion, guns

This week is likely to be an eventful one. Not only will the General Assembly receive the Governor’s amendments to the budget, the United States ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 12:30 pm

OPINION

Your turn — Report Card of the Year

The report Gov. Glenn Youngkin ordered on his first day in office is in, and the results aren’t pretty. Said simply, Virginia has maintained an ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:45 pm

OPINION

Predicted effects of shutdowns materialize

It was obvious from the first months of the pandemic. Parents could see it as they watched their children quickly lose interest in the screens ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:30 pm

Guest Columns

Opinion — Let’s get ready to rumble

The Reconvened Session on April 27 is likely to be a lengthy session given the number of actions taken by Governor Youngkin. Governor Youngkin has ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, April 28, 2022 1:59 pm

OPINION

Your turn — Back in business

The Reconvened Session on April 27th is likely to be a lengthy session given the number of actions taken by Governor Youngkin. Governor Youngkin has ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, April 20, 2022 12:15 pm

Columns

Opinion — Special session news

As the Special Session convened, Monday, April 4, the fight shifted to Governor Youngkin’s plan to suspend the gas tax for three months. In Maryland ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:01 pm

OPINION

Opinion — Special session

Glenn Youngkin, Governor of Virginia, issued a proclamation on March 23rd summoning the members of the Senate and the House of Delegates to meet in ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:15 pm

OPINION

Opinion — Budget work continues

Setting Virginia’s budget for the next two years is the primary responsibility of the General Assembly, and I’m disappointed to say that we did not ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:00 am

Columns

Opinion — To be continued:

The 2022 Regular Session of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday, March 12. The General Assembly has completed a great deal of ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:00 pm

Guest Columns

Opinion — Time to reflect and consider

As we look ahead to the final week of the 2022 Virginia General Assembly session, it’s important to take pause and consider what it is ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, March 11, 2022 3:36 pm

Guest Columns

Opinion — Week Four: Action, Efficiency, Results

The House Republican Majority set out with a clear strategy for the 2022 legislative session: identify our objectives, work together to accomplish them, and get ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, February 11, 2022 5:29 pm

OPINION

Opinion — Empowering Virginia, one vote at a time

Virginia turned a page in November. Fed up with the Richmond power grab and elected officials who do more talking than listening, Virginians embraced a ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, February 11, 2022 12:00 pm

OPINION

Opinion — Safe students, Safe communities

We’ve been hard at work for nearly three weeks now in the Virginia General Assembly, and we’ve already made huge strides for Virginia’s families. With ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, February 2, 2022 5:13 pm

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