The Bulletin

Commanders hoping for big incentives from Virginia and more state headlines

By: - May 17, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Xuan Pham, the Fairfax County man who authorities say used a baseball bat to attack two staffers in the office of U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly, is also facing hate crime charges for allegedly chasing a woman shortly before going to Connolly’s office. According to Pham’s father, Pham is schizophrenic and has been struggling with mental illness since he was a teenager.—Washington Post

• A document prepared by would-be Washington Commanders owner Josh Harris predicts a rapid turnaround for the team’s finances once the team is free of longtime owner Dan Snyder. The prospectus raises the prospect of $1.5 billion in public incentives from Virginia for the construction of a new stadium.—ESPN

• “The Biden administration has granted a crucial permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a project championed by Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, despite opposition from climate experts and environmental groups.”—New York Times

• The arraignment of Del. Matt Fariss, R-Campbell, on a felony malicious wounding charge was delayed until July.—Cardinal News

• Two cars crashed on a Dinwiddie County highway while trying to avoid a bear in the road.—WRIC


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