WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Virginia's Tea Party Reveals Its Local Legislative Effort

Play associated audio

By Anne Marie Morgan

Claiming it influenced November's elections, Virginia's Tea Party now is focusing its effort on the Commonwealth's general assembly. The party has rolled out a state legislative agenda that mirrors its federal one.

The Tea Party wants to limit state spending growth to inflation plus population increases. Delegate Manoli Loupassi will sponsor that bill and also a state constitutional amendment that permits eminent domain only for public purposes.

Another bill requires the state, municipalities and some employers to clear the immigration status of job applicants through the federal E-Verify system.

An initiative by State Sen. Steve Martin addresses sanctuary cities.

The large package of bills includes state limits on federal cap-and-trade mandates and on Congress's interstate commerce power when goods are made and kept in Virginia.

NPR

Encore: 'Future Shock' 40 Years Later

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come.
NPR

In Prison, The Passion That Drove A Yogurt-Maker To Arson Still Burns

The yogurt entrepreneur who set fire to his factory remains in prison, but he's in better spirits now. "He's dreaming again," says his wife.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

NPR

'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.