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VaNews for Hala Ayala

Virginia lawmaker calls for study into blockchain-backed state elections

By MIKE MCSWEENEY, Yahoo Finance

A lawmaker in Virginia has submitted a resolution that calls on the state government to study the use of blockchain in elections. The bill, pre-filed just before the end of the year by State Delegate Hala S. Ayala, calls for the state's Department of Education to "study the use of blockchain technology to protect voter records and election results."

VaNews January 8, 2020

Ayala, Guzman win re-election as 'blue wave' continues

Inside NOVA (Metered Paywall)

Virginia’s first two Latinas in the state legislature will be heading back together after each won re-election Tuesday.

VaNews November 6, 2019

51st rematch all about constituent service

By GREG HAMBRICK, Inside NOVA (Metered Paywall)

In the 51st District race two years ago, Democrat Hala Ayala defeated four-term incumbent Republican Rich Anderson by 1,768 votes, 53% to 47%. Voters will see the same two names on the ballot Nov. 5 in one of the few rematches statewide.

VaNews November 2, 2019

Presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar campaigns for Del. Hala Ayala in mid-county area

By JILL PALERMO, Prince William Times

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar became the third 2020 presidential candidate to visit Prince William County Sunday when she rallied a group of about 50 Democratic candidates and supporters during an afternoon canvass launch in the mid-county area.

VaNews October 28, 2019

Guns, minimum wage, right-to-work law at issue in delegate forum

By DANIEL BERTI, Prince William Times

Candidates running for state delegate in the 31st and 51st districts faced off on gun reform, increasing the minimum wage and Virginia’s right-to-work laws during a recent forum at Dar Al-Noor mosque.

VaNews October 16, 2019

Va. Republicans target freshman Democrats in hopes of keeping House majority

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

An intensifying front in the battle for control of Virginia’s General Assembly lies in several exurban House districts held by first-term Democrats whom Republicans consider vulnerable. With the Nov. 5 elections approaching, state GOP leaders are working to defeat four Northern Virginia delegates: Wendy Gooditis (Clarke), Hala S. Ayala (Prince William), Lee J. Carter (Manassas) and Elizabeth R. Guzman (Prince William).

VaNews October 7, 2019

Cory Booker campaigns for Del. Hala Ayala in 51st District

By EMILY SIDES, Prince William Times

Sen. Cory Booker, one of more than a dozen candidates in the crowded 2020 presidential primary, talked Saturday about the importance of getting involved with elections at the largest canvass event for Del. Hala Ayala.

VaNews September 30, 2019

Medicaid sticking point in budget negotiations

By JILL PALERMO, Prince William Times

With just five days remaining until the Virginia General Assembly's scheduled March 10 adjournment, the state's new budget remains a work in progress. The main sticking point: whether Medicaid will be expanded to cover an estimated 300,000 additional low-income Virginians.

VaNews March 6, 2018

Va. bill takes on tax return data breaches


More and more people are ditching paper and filing their taxes online. Last year, more than 90 percent of taxpayers opted to do it digitally. That’s how Allan Hutchinson does it. “Normally we use TurboTax,” he said. Hutchinson said he’s not too worried about putting his information out there, but he knows the dangers.

VaNews February 21, 2018

Delegate elections smashed fundraising records in Prince William

By ALEX KOMA, Inside NOVA (Metered Paywall)

Prince William recorded the most expensive races for the House of Delegates in the county’s history in 2017, with candidates in each of the six contested races for the General Assembly’s lower chamber smashing records for previous fundraising efforts in those districts.

VaNews January 29, 2018