I saw Glenn Youngkin on TV last night promising action on Day One of his new job. James Sherlock at BR takes up the practical question, What are the Day One powers of a Virginia governor? He finds that Youngkin can, if he wishes, fire all the members of the Board of Health and the Board of Education.
That would be fun, but I don’t recommend it, and I don’t think it is likely. In the TV spot Youngkin attributed his success in the race to the unexpected transformation of his campaign into a “movement.” I expect he will want to nurture that sensibility by avoiding radical action.