The Bulletin

A proposal for more scrutiny of state prisons and more Va. headlines

By: - September 6, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• The budget deal Virginia legislators will vote on Wednesday includes a provision creating and funding a new Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman, which would provide greater scrutiny of the state’s prison system.—VPM

• Two groups at Virginia Tech made up of campus workers and graduate students and with the potential for 20,000 members are unionizing.—Cardinal News

• “Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke the bond for the mother of the Richneck Elementary School shooter and to order her jailed until her October sentencing.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Richmond officials said that if a proposed casino materializes, the city will put $26 million of the projected $30 million annual local gaming tax revenue toward affordable and accessible child care.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Alexandria may consider eliminating single-family-only zoning this fall under the city’s Zoning for Housing initiative that aims to increase housing supply and make it cheaper.—Washington Post


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