Urge Override Of Governor McAuliffe’s Vetoes!

April 9, 2014 | 2 comments

Recently, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed two bills that would protect religious liberty: SB 236, a bill that would protect the free speech rights of public school students; and SB 555, a bill that would have prohibited government censorship … Read more>

Pass A Clean Budget! Sign The Petition.

March 11, 2014 | 13 comments

As was predicted for weeks, the General Assembly was not be able to come to an agreement on a state budget prior to leaving Richmond on Saturday. Governor Terry McAuliffe and a majority of senators have made adopting a budget contingent … Read more>

Urge Governor To Protect Student Free Speech Rights!

March 10, 2014 | 6 comments

The General Assembly recently passed SB 236, a priority for The Family Foundation that protects the rights of public school students to express their faith at various school events. The House of Delegates passed the bill by a vote of … Read more>

Will Session End On Time?

March 3, 2014 | 2 comments

When the House of Delegates and Senate passed their respective budgets several days ago, the most glaring difference between the two, as anticipated, was the two chambers’ approaches to Medicaid expansion. To wit, Obamacare in Virginia.

The Senate included expanding Obamacare … Read more>

Floor Vote Tomorrow On Bill To Ensure Chaplain Free Speech!

February 24, 2014 | 2 comments

A bill protecting the free speech rights of Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force chaplains (SB 555) that to this point has been completely non-controversial —  in in the Virginia Senate!  —  suddenly became so Friday when … Read more>

Quotes Of The Day: Language Matters

February 21, 2014 | 1 comment

Today is budget day at the General Assembly. The House of Delegates Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, after weeks of work, submitted their budgets earlier this week. Today was the day each chamber debated floor amendments for … Read more>

Support Defunding The Attorney General’s Attack On Marriage!

February 19, 2014 | 3 comments

Ever since Attorney General Mark Herring disenfranchised more than a million Virginia voters and turned his back on his oath to uphold Virginia’s constitution, citizens across the commonwealth have been asking, “What can be done?”

Every option is being explored, … Read more>

Important House Vote On Virtual School Expansion Tomorrow!

February 10, 2014 | 1 comment

Early this week, the House of Delegates will vote on HB 324, a bill to expand virtual school options in Virginia. The Family Foundation is supportive of efforts to increase the ability of parents to determine the best educational … Read more>

GA Update: This Week’s Abortion Votes

February 7, 2014 | 1 comment

Yesterday morning, the Senate Education and Health Committee, on a party line 9-5 vote (with 1 abstention) reported SB 617 to the Senate floor, a bill that would repeal the ultrasound update to the informed consent law that conservatives fought … Read more>

Judging By The Score

February 7, 2014 | 3 comments

In sports, it’s often said, “The game was closer than the final score indicates,” or, “It wasn’t as close as the score indicates.” It reveals that the final score is not always indicative of how close, or not, a game … Read more>