Jun 102020
 

The June Senior Statesmen of Virginia program recaps the recently concluded session of the Virginia General Assembly with reports by our local legislators. Present at the meeting were Del. Sally Hudson (D) of the 57th District, Del. Chris Runion (R) of the 25th District and Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) of the 25th Senatorial District.

The two delegates are both first session members of the General Assembly and Sen. Deeds is completing his 29th year in office. The members spoke about the successes and disappointments of the session. All three were pleased with the passage of the budget on March 12,2020 and concerned about the anticipated $2.2-3 billion deficit (2% of total budget) anticipated because of the COVID virus. The unknown effect of COVID-19 was an overriding concern of all three.

The members were asked questions on their primary goals. Deeds said education, healthcare and safety, Hudson replied budget with both more equitable taxation and less spending, and Runion listed non-partisanship, redistricting, agriculture, clean energy, and broadband to rural areas. All three agreed on the concern and responses of government to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Deeds emphasized the need to reform policing and stressed importance of training for de-escalation skills and implicit bias training. Hudson said racism should not be a separate issue, but a consideration in every decision made. Runion agreed with his colleague’s goals but said the conversations on the topic were important though the solutions each have may differ.

Asked about the Confederate statues Deeds replied that local government control made sense and Hudson pointed out that the legal aspect of removing statues is determined by different laws in different locations. Other topics of conversation centered around redistricting, on-line v. mail voting, clean energy, gun control. and the agenda for the August session.

The delegates spoke at the Wednesday June 10, 2020 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held on Zoom. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by Meg Heubeck, Director of Instruction for the Youth Leadership Initiative, UVA Center for Politics.

The COVID-19 Report: Episode 2

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Apr 122020
 

How well is the community doing to “flatten the curve?” This episode takes a listen at what the University of Virginia is doing by dropping in on a April 2 Town Hall. We learn more about the epidemiological models being used by state health officials to make decisions. Charlottesville Economic Development officials talk about how some businesses are pivoting towards manufacturing PPE.

The COVID-19 Report host Sean Tubbs documents the local and state response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health and economic crises. Mr. Tubbs is a journalist and the creator of the Charlottesville Podcasting Network. The COVID-19 Report is based on his original podcast series.

Join Sean on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10-11 a.m for The COVID-19 Report.

The COVID-19 Report: Episode 1

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Apr 052020
 

This episode of The COVID-19 Report recaps the first three weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in Virginia, with responses with state and local officials. Voices include Governor Ralph Northam, Delegate Sally Hudson, Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker and other people whose time in office will be forever marked by the response to the pandemic.

The COVID-19 Report host Sean Tubbs documents the local and state response to an ongoing public health and economic crises. Mr. Tubbs is a journalist and the creator of the Charlottesville Podcasting Network. You can listen to Sean’s original podcast series here.

Join Sean on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10-11 a.m for The COVID-19 Report

Dec 082019
 

Sally Hudson

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Virginia’s 57th District Delegate Elect, Sally Hudson, about Virginia state legislative activity planned for 2020. Topics include: Rank choice voting, healthcare and the high cost of prescription drugs in Virginia.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

May 042019
 

Sally Hudson

Hosts Jeff Lenert and Bob McAdams talk with Democratic candidate Sally Hudson about her run for Virginia’s 57th District.

A 94.7 WPVC special presentation.