Join me and Senator Jennifer Boysko for a Pre-Session Town Hall

In a few weeks, I will be returning to Richmond to represent the newly drawn 6th House District. As I look forward to working with the new Democratic majority in the General Assembly, it is important that I continue to connect with my neighbors and hear what matters to every person in our community. Please […]

State lawmakers reach agreement on amendments to Virginia’s current budget

Virginia has a two-year budget, and so this year lawmakers were expected to approve legislation they like to call a caboose bill — the final car of a train that’s now two months late. The compromise announced Friday includes one-time tax rebates of $200 for individuals and $400 for joint filers. It also raises Virginia’s […]

The Hill: Democrats, parents’ rights and Election 2024

Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis may have a glass jaw. His presidential campaign apparently is reeling amid worries that Donald Trump and his henchmen could smash DeSantis to smithereens. Whether that’s premature or not, Democrats should not easily dismiss the cultural broadside — he’s the self-styled “anti-woke” governor — DeSantis has launched in Florida. The bigotry, book banning and […]

Roanoke Times Editorial: Bipartisan consensus on solar encouraging

Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s energy plan makes solar farms and wind farms sound like a threat to the availability of the commonwealth’s diminishing supply of farmable and developable land. That document rants against the Virginia Clean Economy Act of 2020, legislation passed when Democrats controlled the governor’s office and the General Assembly, which for the sake […]

Rip Sullivan: Youngkin’s energy plan would set Virginia back

Richmond Times-Dispatch Column: Oh, to have been a fly on the wall. I would have enjoyed watching Gov. Glenn Youngkin labor over what words to use in his energy plan that wouldn’t enrage the climate deniers he cannot cross as he considers a run for president. The words “clean energy” are in there — they […]

Richmond Times Dispatch: No, electric vehicles aren’t a threat to Virginians

By DEL. RIP SULLIVAN and DEL. LAMONT BAGBY To hear Gov. Glenn Youngkin (“ludicrous”) or House Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, (“dumb, dangerous and expensive”) on the subject of electric vehicles, you’d conclude EVs represent a terrible threat to Virginians. But you — like they — would be wrong. The automotive industry is quickly going electric […]

Virginia Business: Electric vehicle infrastructure buildout gathers power

Virginia Del. Richard “Rip” Sullivan Jr. is one of the General Assembly’s biggest advocates for electric vehicles. But when the Fairfax County Democrat went to buy a car in 2018, he started feeling anxious about the electric cars on offer — particularly their relatively limited range, given the lack of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in […]