you’re going to like Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine (VCCQM).
VCCQM is a magazine like no other. We’re all things Virginia. We’re all things newsworthy. And we’re all things political—but in a balanced, non-partisan presentation. What’s the point? That we always offer a counterpoint! Get stories about newsmakers from the top (including the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general) all the way down to the unsung heroes who make our Commonwealth click. Virginia is a great state, and offers a great magazine, both in print and online. If you want to know what’s happening in Virginia, if you want to know what people are thinking in Virginia, if you want to understand your state government and how it works, if you want the insider’s view of the past and present in our great state, then you’ll be a regular reader of VCCQM.
Who was dubbed the “high tech governor”? You found that in VCCQM. Who were the first women in Virginia politics? You found that in VCCQM. What is Virginia doing for small businesses? You found that in VCCQM. Which election smashed the car tax? You found that in VCCQM. Which candidate raised money by allowing contributors to drive a racecar? You found that in VCCQM. What ideas did a prison inmate have for prison reform? You found that in VCCQM. Which Congressional Campaign was called a “new low” because of its television advertising? You found that in VCCQM.
Get the news you need. Get the news you want. Get it fresh. Get it balanced. Get it right. Get it in VCCQM.
It’s a newsworthy time to be a citizen of the Commonwealth! Enjoy the Fall issue of Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine as we cover the issues of the day, big and small.
On August 3rd, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Power Plan, to reduce the pollution responsible for climate change. For all its complexity, its goal is simple—power plants should generate 32% less carbon pollution by the year 2030 than they do today. In 1962, President Kennedy challenged our nation to go the moon by 1969. If America can get to the moon in 7 years, emitting one-third less air pollution in 15 years is surely within our grasp.
From the overwhelming majority of scientists, to the U.S. military, to coastal planners in Hampton Roads, to His Holiness Pope Francis, the consensus is clear—climate change is real, it is driven primarily by the burning of fossil fuels, and we must do something about it. For Virginia, climate change is a today issue, not a tomorrow issue. Coastal communities see the impacts of sea level rise and recurrent flooding on their daily lives—from impassable roads in flooded areas, to skyrocketing flood insurance costs, to the readiness of military installations during extreme weather events.