State of the Commonwealth 2019 State of the Commonwealth Report: A Healthy Virginia Economy, Marijuana Use, and Much More By Nick Gilmore • Dec 26, 2019 Old Dominion University Old Dominion University has released its annual State of the Commonwealth report. And it shows that after a sluggish start to the decade, Virginia's economy is heading into a new one on a high note. Northam Stresses Cooperation in Address to Lawmakers By Mallory Noe-Payne • Jan 9, 2019 Steve Helber / AP Virginia’s Governor delivered the State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night. He got consistent applause from lawmakers in both parties by focusing on bipartisan successes from last year, like expanding Medicaid and rolling back regulations. New Report: 2018 Brought Virginia Economic Success By Nick Gilmore • Dec 26, 2018 Old Dominion University 2018 has been a very good year economically for Virginia, according to Old Dominion University's annual State of the Commonwealth report.