The Bulletin

NoVa looks to property tax to offset rising costs and more Va. headlines

By: - April 27, 2022 8:06 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• With no budget agreement in sight, Virginia lawmakers will still convene in Richmond to vote on Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s vetoes and amendments along with his proposed gas tax holiday.—Richmond Times-Dispatch 

• Some farmers say Virginia’s delay in establishing a legal market for marijuana is harming growers hoping to make a living from cannabis and hemp.—Roanoke Times

• After a rift with local leaders, Pharrell Williams announced he’s moving his Something in the Water Festival from his hometown of Virginia Beach to Washington, D.C.—Virginian-Pilot

• “The Campbell County School Board voted Monday to ban ‘inherently divisive concepts’ from being taught in its school system.”—News & Advance

• Two Virginia Beach brothers were sentenced for their role in the U.S. Capitol riots.—Virginian-Pilot

• Northern Virginia officials are moving to freeze or lower residential property tax rates in an effort to offset the area’s rising cost of living.—Washington Post

• Limited phone access in Virginia prisons has led one incarcerated man to file a class-action lawsuit against the state.— WVTF

• UVA extended a no-trespassing order against Jason Kessler, a university graduate who helped organize the 2017 Unite the Right rally.—Daily Progress

• Petersburg leaders outlined a plan for gun violence prevention after seven people were killed or injured in a string of shootings over a four-day period.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Bedford County leaders voted to continue operating a local nursing home after raising the possibility of selling the county-managed facility.—Roanoke Times

• A former lineman for Appalachian Power is claiming he was wrongfully terminated for speaking out about unsafe working conditions.—Roanoke Times

• The Loudoun County Health Department is investigating a cluster of E. coli cases in people who reported petting goats at a local farm.—Loudoun Times-Mirror

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