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Candidate plans for budget surplus and more Virginia headlines

By: - August 31, 2021 7:59 am
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• Republican Glenn Youngkin released a “day one game plan” outlining tax cuts, spending plans and other policies he’ll prioritize if elected governor.—Washington Post

• Youngkin and his Democratic opponent, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, both have ideas for how they want to spend Virginia’s $2.6 billion budget surplus. But most of the money is already spoken for under the state Constitution.—VPM

• U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visited Afghan evacuees at Fort Lee Monday. “I wish the entire American public could have seen the scenes I saw or heard the stories I just heard.”—Progress-Index

• Virginia touted its COVID-19 workplace safety rules as first in the nation. Data shows relatively few employers have been punished for breaking them.—Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism

• Schools in Nelson County closed for two days amid student unrest over a recorded altercation between a high school sophomore and law enforcement. The boy’s mother said two of his teeth were chipped when two men pinned him to the ground.—Daily Progress

• Fairfax County schools will require high school athletes to get vaccinated for COVID-19, one of the first rules of its kind in the state.—Washington Post

• The Supreme Court of Virginia declined to overrule a lower court that reinstated a Loudoun County teacher suspended after publicly opposing his school system’s transgender policy.—WTOP

• Richmond police are looking for a man who slashed the tires of more than a dozen Subarus, and only Subarus.—WTVR

• The remnants of Hurricane Ida will be felt in Virginia today and tomorrow.—Richmond Times-Dispatch, Roanoke Times

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