Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The goal of the event, which was aimed at young drivers, was to highlight the dangers of distracted driving and encourage students and faculty to pledge to not text and drive.
Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th), AT&T, and representatives from Drive Smart Virginia participated in a distracted driving event at J.E.B. Stuart High School Tuesday morning in Falls Church aimed at exploring the dangers of texting while driving, particularly among young drivers. The event was part of AT&T’s nationwide “It Can Wait” initiative to curb texting while driving. Watch Kory discuss distracted driving in Virginia, in the video above. Students and faculty had the opportunity to "drive" a stationary car and text using their phones in a simulator attached to sensors that placed them in a virtual reality. The software, according to AT&T, recreates "real-life driving scenarios including pedestrians crossing the street, red lights, and cars …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th) updates residents on power outages and Dominion Virginia Power's status.
Wednesday, March 6
Editor's note: The following update is from Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th) on Dominion Virginia Power and their repair updates. It is reprinted with permission. Updated 3:56 p.m. According to another update from Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th), heavy, wet snow is falling in much of Dominion Power's service territory with particularly heavy snow falling in the far western suburbs of Richmond and Northern Virginia. The snow is accompanied by increasing winds. Dominion Virginia Power said its crews and trucks were prepared for the storm and are responding to power outages as quickly as it is safe to do so. Driving conditions remain hazardous in much of Dominion's service territory. Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and avoid …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Del. Kaye Kory and Sen. Dick Saslaw and Sen. Dave Marsden delivered a mid-session update to residents about current issues in the Virginia General Assembly.
Transportation and education dominated the conversation Saturday at a town hall meeting at Sleepy Hollow Woods Elementary School featuring Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-35th), and Sen. Dave Marsden (D-37th). Around 100 residents filled the Lecture Hall to listen to the Northern Virginia legislators deliver a mid-session update on current issues in the Virginia General Assembly. Each representative noted that without a balanced transportation plan, Northern Virginia will be unable to maintains its roadways. Saslaw criticized Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposed transportation bill, arguing that the plan would take more than 30 percent of its money from the state’s General Fund which is used toward public schools, higher education, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Preparing for U.S. monetary collapse, Annandale Dels. Kory, Watts and Scott voted against a proposal from Del. Bob Marshall that would weigh need for Commonwealth's own gold and silver coins.
A measure introduced by Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) to study a Virginia currency is now in front of the state Senate after approval from the House of Delegates on Monday. The House voted, 65-32, for the study of a metallic-based monetary unit in the event the U.S. dollar crumbles. Read the entire bill, as approved by the House. Annandale Dels. Kaye Kory (D-38th) and Vivian Watts (D-39th) voted against the bill. Del. Jim Scott (D-53rd) also voted against the bill. According to the bill, the committee would meet four times this year to "consider recommendations for legislation, with respect to the need, means and schedule for establishing a metallic-based monetary unit to serve as a contingency currency for the Commonwealth." The bill …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Dels. Kaye Kory, Vivian Watts, Sens. Dick Saslaw, Chap Petersen, and other lawmakers gather in Richmond for the 2013 Virginia General Assembly.
The Virginia General Assembly convened Wednesday for its 2013 session at the state Capitol in Richmond with lots of hot-button issues before them such as transportation, school security, gun laws and uranium mining. As they arrived today, lawmakers likely saw several hundred protesting demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate demonstrating outside of the Capitol. According to Richmond Sunlight, the 100 members of the House of Delegates have filed 1,153 bills and the 40 members of the Senate have filed 597. The 140 elected representatives are from an equal number of constituent districts across the commonwealth. The House of Delegates is presided over by the Speaker of the House. The Senate is presided over by the Lieutenant …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Representatives from Dominion Virginia Power and Verizon will attend.
Dominion Virginia Power and Verizon representatives will discuss an overview of their response to the June 29 derecho storm at Del. Kaye Kory’s (D-38th) Town Hall meeting on Thursday in Falls Church. On June 30, Fairfax County’s 911 call center went down, leaving millions of Fairfax County residents without a way to phone in storm-related emergencies. Residents were told to visit their nearest police or fire station to report all emergencies, a task made difficult for some who were blocked in their neighborhoods or homes by fallen trees and debris. It took Verizon close to three hours to notify the county that 911 was down, according to the Washington Post. The outage was blamed on a Verizon "trunk line" in Arlington. The communication …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Kory, who represents the 38th District in the House of Representatives, said she's disappointed with the decision.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Recent headlines demonstrate the increasingly breathtaking arrogance of power displayed by our elected and appointed public leaders in Virginia. More and more those entrusted with safeguarding the well-being of the hard-working citizens of this Commonwealth seem to confuse their personal agendas with those of the people whom they serve. The UVA Board of Visitors' shocking and sudden firing of UVA's President, Theresa Sullivan, is a great example. After a much-publicized talent search by the Board of Visitors (BOV) culminated in hiring Theresa Sullivan to lead the University of Virgina less than two years ago, this same group of Governor McDonnell's appointees has summarily dismissed her with neither a public warning nor a public …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Kory is running for re-election as 38th District state delegate against challenger James Leslie
At A Glance Born: Chicago, Ill. Education: B.A. in English from The Western College for Women (now part of Miami University of Ohio) Family: Married, three children Occupation: Full-time lawmaker Public Office: Former member of Fairfax County School Board, 38th District State Delegate For Kaye Kory, community problems usually have political components. To effectively tackle local challenges, she realized years ago she could make the greatest impact through holding public office. “I decided to run for office because there were so many problems, so many issues that I thought needed resolving,” she said. “ … I found it was difficult to work through existing organizations to get done what I really thought people who lived here needed to have …