The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)
• After high pandemic-era home prices drove real estate taxes up, Henrico County is proposing to cap those costs for seniors in what it says could be the first program of its kind in Virginia.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• “A Confederate monument slated for removal from Arlington National Cemetery will be placed at a Civil War site owned by Virginia Military Institute.” Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office had requested that VMI take the monument.—Cardinal News
• A state watchdog found Virginia’s economic development incentives overall boost the state economy, but a program aimed at encouraging companies to locate in economically distressed areas is ineffective and various other efforts have had mixed results.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A Hampton councilman issued an apology for hiring a prostitute in 2022 but vowed to keep his seat. “It is not pleasant to go from being a well-respected person in the community to being censured by the City Council on which I am so privileged to serve.”—Virginian-Pilot
• The Nansemond Indian Nation has sent a formal grievance letter to TC Energy, a company planning to expand a pipeline through Hampton Roads, saying it has failed to consult with the tribe about archaeological and cultural sites.—WHRO
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