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Farnsworth Comments in the News

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented on the following news stories:

Youngkin nominates Trump EPA chief Andrew Wheeler for secretary of natural resources (The Washington Post)

I Look Like the Strategy’: Winsome Sears Wants Black Voters to Rethink the G.O.P. (The New York Times)

Voting Districts Approved in Virginia (NBC4)

Stay or go? New Congressional maps present residency issue for Representatives (NPR)

New General Assembly maps pair plenty of incumbents (WVTF)

Outside the Lines (Richmond Magazine)

Ellis the lone Republican bidding for new 7th District Congressional seat — so far (Potomac Local)

New congressional maps: Prince William remains split, while Stafford is solidly in new 7th District (Potomac Local)

An end to political delay tactics? (Cardinal News)

Some state Democrats want a special session to protect abortion rights (WVTF)

Lawmakers Mark Capitol Riot Anniversary (CTV Winnipeg News)

Ivanka and Don Jr. Subpoenaed in Civil Case (CTV News)

Looking back on U.S. President Joe Biden’s first year – the highs and the lows (CHQR Radio Calgary)

Presidents Biden and Putin Speak By Phone (CTV News)

Sheer political will may be Trump’s greatest asset (Williston Herald; Conway Daily)

After chaos on Interstate 95, Northam says he is ‘sick and tired’ of criticism on government response (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Northam vows to raise teacher pay 10 percent. Will it happen? (Washington Post)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, was less optimistic. He said it seems likely teachers in Virginia will see some sort of significant pay increase in the next few years because the state’s budget is flush with record amounts of cash right now. He noted that Virginia has historically struggled to stay competitive when it comes to teacher salaries, making it difficult for districts to attract and retain quality teachers, especially in the expensive Northern Virginia suburbs.

Northam vows to raise teacher pay 10 percent. Will it happen? (Washington Post)