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Scathing grand jury report on Loudoun schools assaults and more Va. headlines

By: - December 6, 2022 7:45 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A former political consultant for ex-congressman Scott Taylor avoided prison time by pleading no contest to three misdemeanor charges tied to a petition fraud scandal from Taylor’s 2018 election campaign.—Virginian-Pilot

• A grand jury report released Monday blasted the Loudoun County school system’s handling of a pair of sexual assaults by the same student last year that became a major campaign issue for Republican politicians. “Had any one of a number of individuals across a variety of entities spoke up … then the sexual assault most likely would not have occurred,” the report said. “But nobody did.”—Associated Press

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin is looking to overhaul the state government’s procurement process, drawing criticism from Democratic legislators who say they’re not being kept in the loop on what he has planned.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Youngkin’s commission on antisemitism released a final report Monday with recommendations that “focus on blunting perceived attacks on Israel in Virginia’s education system, doubling down on Holocaust education and strengthening discrimination protections for Jews.”—VPM

• A coalition of Virginia faith leaders plan to lobby the General Assembly for more mental health funding for crisis receiving centers.—Washington Post

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