The Bulletin

Man with baseball bat attacks Rep. Connolly staffers and more Va. headlines

By: - May 16, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A man with a baseball bat allegedly assaulted two staffers for U.S. Rep. Gerald “Gerry” Connolly, D-Fairfax, in the congressman’s Fairfax County office, according to police. The man was taken into custody and the staffers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.—Washington PostAssociated Press

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin will deliver a commencement speech today at Virginia Military Institute amid ongoing debate about diversity, equity and inclusion efforts aimed at addressing perceived racism and sexism at the school.—Washington Post

• Youngkin removed Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, from a regional education board, a move one Democratic senator called “vindictive politics.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Election officials said they were working on new data-sharing plans with other states after their controversial move to pull Virginia out of a multi-state voter roll maintenance program.—VPM

• A temporary casino in Danville opened its doors to the public this week.—Cardinal News


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