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Tommy Wright, Author at Farmville

YOUR TURN

Thank you to the front-line workers restoring power

First and foremost, this week I want to once again talk about the devastating storm that hit my district last week. As soon as the ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00 am

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COLUMN — Budget amendment to help staff PRJ fails

We have completed another week of the 2021 General Assembly session, and I wanted to take a moment to update you on last week’s proceedings. ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, February 19, 2021 6:00 am

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COLUMN — Vaccines should not be about who you know

The 2021 General Assembly session has reached its halfway point, known as crossover. This is the point where the House and Senate complete work on ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00 am

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Our children need to go back to school

Our second full week of the 2021 General Assembly session has come to an end, and I wanted to take a moment to update you ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:00 am

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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, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:00 am

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COLUMN — Democrats reject moderate police reforms

The 2020 Special Session to date has largely focused on police and criminal justice reform even though the General Assembly’s primary charge was to address ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, October 9, 2020 7:00 am

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Vote ‘yes’ on the redistricting amendment

The 2021 General Assembly Special Session continues to move slowly, as the House did not meet at all last week. We were called back to ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:00 am

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COLUMN — Democrats ban chokeholds, no-knock warrants

The 2021 General Assembly Special Session continues to move slowly, only meeting on Thursday and Friday last week, with no guidance on when it will ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:00 am

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Democrats’ agenda weakens law enforcement efforts

The House of Delegates adjourned last Friday and is subject to the call of the speaker with 48 hours notice. As of this writing, that ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:00 am

Guest Columns

Column – Entire state 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 3:35 pm

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COLUMN — 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, Friday, August 7, 2020 6:00 am

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COLUMN — 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, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:00 am

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 10:12 pm

Guest Columns

Law enforcement to be topic of discussion 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 9:03 pm

Columns

COLUMN: Less law enforcement means more crime

Speaker of the House Eileen Filler-Corn has decided to convene a joint meeting of the Public Safety and Court of Justice committees to consider “reforms” ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Monday, July 13, 2020 1:11 pm

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Defunding the police idea is a real threat

As protests over the killing of George Floyd have progressed, a demand to “defund the police” has become more and more prevalent. Some Democratic politicians, ... Read more

by Tommy Wright, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:00 am