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State lawmakers could finally vote on a budget proposal next week (WVTF)

Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says a governor’s first budget is particularly important. "If a governor is able to get a lot of what he wants in the budget – that will create an environment where maybe he will be more successful," Farnsworth says. "If a governor gets basically rolled by the opposition party or by the legislature, that's a sign that perhaps the governor isn't quite ready for primetime."

State lawmakers could finally vote on a budget proposal next week (WVTF)

Farnsworth, Hanna and Seltzer Publish Book Chapter on Virginia Politics

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth, who is director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies; Professor of Geography Stephen P. Hanna; and Kate Seltzer, a 2021 graduate of UMW with degrees in political science and in communication and digital studies, are coauthors of a book chapter entitled, “Declining Rural Influence in Virginia Politics: Comparing Mark Warner’s 2001 and 2020 Elections,” which was published in the new book, Vibrant Virginia: Engaging the Commonwealth to Expand Economic Vitality, just published by Virginia Tech. 

Further information on the book is available here:  Link

Dr. Farnsworth Lectures on Biden Presidency (so far)

Dr. Farnsworth Lectures on Biden Presidency (so far)

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered a public lecture, “Reviewing the Biden Presidency (so far),” at the Lake of the Woods Community Center in Locust Grove. The talk drew on Dr. Farnsworth's recent book, "Presidential Communication and Character."

Dr. Farnsworth also commented on several stories in the regional and national news:

Virginia early voting, GOP conventions: What you need to know (Washington Post)

“2022 is a year full of changes that people are going to be experiencing. We have a new early voting system in place, we have new congressional districts, and depending on where you are in Virginia, the Republican primary may be a Republican convention instead,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “It’s a very complicated system for voters, and without an awful lot of effort, turnout is likely to be pretty low as a result of all these changes.”

 

Virginia early voting, GOP conventions: What you need to know (Washington Post)