The Bulletin

Lawmakers reach budget deal and more Virginia headlines

By: - August 9, 2021 8:01 am
Virginia Mercury

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

• After reaching a deal Friday, the General Assembly is reconvening this week for the final passage of a plan to spend Virginia’s $4.3 billion in federal pandemic relief.—Washington Post

• Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin spoke at an “election integrity” rally over the weekend, an event his ticketmates opted to skip.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Former Virginia congressman Denver Riggleman has been hired to advise the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.—POLITICO

• A Petersburg police detective is off the job after material from his agency’s evidence room was found in a ceiling and a dumpster, raising questions about potentially tainted criminal cases.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A prisoner killed in his cell at a Virginia prison was a former Suffolk businessman convicted of sex crimes against children.—Virginian-Pilot

• The University of Virginia announced it will require masks indoors starting today.—Daily Progress

• A former New York Times journalist is accusing Verizon of improperly handing over her phone records to a right-wing publisher in a lawsuit tied to the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.—Daily Progress

• Northern Virginia counties are wrestling with how to handle side streets named for Confederate figures.—Associated Press

• Alexandria’s school superintendent is requesting money for private security after the city council voted to take sworn police officers out of school buildings.—Alexandria Times

• Richmond police are planning to install license plate readers in select neighborhoods, drawing pushback from critics who say the technology could lead to excessive surveillance of minorities.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “Virginia had lovers. Its neighbors to the north had ‘Maryland is for Crabs.’”—Washington Post


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