The Bulletin

State ends fiscal year with a fat surplus and more headlines

By: - July 22, 2022 7:34 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

•​​​​ Virginia state government ended the fiscal year with a nearly $2 billion surplus.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to force new House of Delegates elections this year.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• About half of the traffic fatalities Virginia saw in 2021 involved unrestrained passengers or drivers— meaning adults not using seat belts or children who weren’t in car seats or booster seats.—Bristol Herald Courier

• VCU is signing up volunteers for a study on long COVID-19 in children and young adults.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Attorney General Jason Miyares joined 16 other attorneys general in warning Google that it could face legal action for limiting the appearance of anti-abortion pregnancy centers in search results, as some members of Congress have urged the internet titan to do.—Associated Press

• A nearly 100-bed substance abuse facility could be coming to Dickenson County in Southwest Virginia, which has been hit hard by the opioid abuse epidemic.—Cardinal News

• Virginia’s community colleges have agreed to keep tuition flat for the fourth year in a row.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Actress Amber Heard is appealing the $10.3 million judgment handed own by a Fairfax jury in the defamation suit filed by her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp.—Associated Press

• Invasive “jumping worms” have been spotted in Chesterfield.—NBC12

• The beagles from Envigo, a Cumberland breeding facility for medical research shut down over animal welfare violations, are headed to new homes.—WVTF; NBC12



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