Tommy Wright, Author at Farmville

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

Columns

Opinion — Week two: Promises made, promises kept

Virginia’s General Assembly celebrated an extraordinary moment last weekend as we received our new Governor Glenn Youngkin, Lt. Governor Winsome Sears, and Attorney General Jason ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Saturday, January 29, 2022 4:04 pm

Editorials

Opinion — Keeping our promises

On Saturday, Governor Glenn Youngkin, Lt. Governor Winsome Sears, and Attorney General Jason Miyares took the oath of office. Governor Youngkin immediately signed 11 Executive ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:45 am

Guest Columns

Opinion — Budget is a political document

Governor Ralph Northam produced his budget swan song last week, presenting his spending plan for the next two years to the Joint Money Committees. It ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:05 pm

YOUR TURN

Opinion — It’s time to get out of the RGGI

On Wednesday, Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin announced his intention to withdraw Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is an eleven state, cap-and-trade program ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

Opinion — Protecting unborn life

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson, which will determine whether Mississippi’s post 15-week abortion ban is ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6:00 am

Guest Columns

Opinion — How Republicans won

We’re thrilled with where things stand right now. We’ve gone from a 10-seat deficit to a four-seat advantage, a gain of seven seats. We arrived ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:27 am

YOUR TURN

A new day in Virginia

Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin surged election night as did Republicans statewide, electing Winsome Sears, the first Jamaican American woman as Lt. Governor, and Jason Miyares as ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:00 am

Guest Columns

Opinion — Repeal the grocery tax

Glenn Youngkin has made ending the tax on groceries a major pillar of his campaign, and for good reason. Not only is it good policy ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, September 17, 2021 4:32 pm

YOUR TURN

COLUMN – Repeal the grocery tax

Glenn Youngkin has made ending the tax on groceries a major pillar of his campaign, and for good reason. Not only is it good policy ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:12 pm

Guest Columns

Opinion — Misdirection to distraction

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order allowing a controversial Texas abortion law to go into effect. The law is a direct challenge ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:15 pm

YOUR TURN

Opinion – Lockdowns not an option

The first results from Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in two years have been released, and they are disappointing. Said simply, the bottom fell out ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:00 am

YOUR TURN

Time to end one-party rule

President Biden gave yet another disastrous press conference on Friday, showing yet again how far out of touch with reality he is regarding the situation ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:00 am

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