The Bulletin

Senior staff picks for Youngkin admin and more Virginia headlines

By: - January 4, 2022 7:57 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced more senior staff hires, including the appointment of McGuireWoods heavy-hitter Richard Cullen as counselor.—Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post

• Attorney General Mark Herring is re-upping his legal push to force federal authorities to respond to Virginia’s 2020 vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.—Associated Press

• Republican Sen. Amanda Chase says she’s no longer running for Congress because she’s not in the competitive, Democratic-held 7th District anymore.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The small Virginia town of Rocky Mount is still grappling with the fallout from Jan. 6 after two of its police officers were charged for allegedly participating in the Capitol riot.—ABC News

• DMV Commissioner Rick Holcomb is retiring this month after serving under five governors. Youngkin had promised a new direction for the agency amid criticism over pandemic-related disruptions to walk-in service.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Business groups are looking forward to having a business-minded governor in Youngkin. But labor leaders worry about what the power shift could mean for workers.—VPM

• Newly elected Republican Del. Marie March told a podcaster her bill to allow American flag decals on school buses could expose “communists” in the House of Delegates.—Cardinal News

• A high-voltage electrical tower on the Elizabeth River was struck by a barge during Monday’s storm, causing it to lean heavily.—Virginian-Pilot

• The snow, freezing overnight temperatures and a crash involving six tractor-trailers left hundreds of drivers stranded overnight on Interstate 95 between Caroline and Prince William counties.—Associated Press

• A 72-year-old Roanoke man who took down a Confederate monument had his felony property damage charge reduced to a misdemeanor as part of a plea deal.—Roanoke Times

• Several Philadelphia Eagles fans who fell after a railing collapsed Sunday at FedEx Field disputed the Washington Football Team’s claim they were offered medical help after the incident. “The only thing the staff said to us was to get the F off the field.”—ESPN

• Three women from Virginia Beach will be looking for love on the next season of “The Bachelor.”—Virginian-Pilot

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