Reporter covering Virginia from the Richmond bureau
Education: College of William & Mary, BA in English
Greg Schneider covers Virginia from the Richmond bureau. He was The Washington Post's business editor for more than seven years, and before that served stints as deputy business editor, national security editor and technology editor. He has also covered aviation security, the auto industry and the defense industry for The Post.
The measure, which would require that schools instruct students in person and give parents the right to decide if their children wear masks in school, now heads to the Republican-led House, which is expected to support it.
On Tuesday, a House subcommittee voted against legislation that would allow Virginians to decide whether or not the now-defunct language banning same-sex marriage that remains in Virginia's state constitution should be amended.
The Republican's upset victory last fall in a blue-trending state vaulted him into the national limelight. But now he faces the unglamorous work of building relationships and working deals in a divided Capitol.
Leaders of more than two dozen state institutions of higher learning joined Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) as he touted his plan to create partnerships between local K-12 systems and colleges and universities. Bills to create the schools and fund them with $150 million are pending before the General Assembly.