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Youngkin to propose $400 million in tax relief and more Va. headlines

By: - August 19, 2022 7:37 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin plans to set aside almost $400 million for additional tax relief in his upcoming budget proposal using almost $3.2 billion of surplus revenue and unspent appropriations. “I want to clearly signal that we are overtaxing Virginians.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A woman hired as a deputy attorney general who sparked a political stir when screenshots showing her support for the Jan. 6 insurrection emerged, is suing Attorney General Jason Miyares for defamation, saying her departure was falsely labeled as a resignation.—Courthouse News

• The Charlottesville mayor said the city can’t fire an IT analyst who was at the Jan. 6 insurrection.—Washington Post

• A handful of Virginians have led a series of class-action lawsuits against online loan companies “that claimed to be owned by three Native American tribes, but were actually operated by a Texas firm, Think Finance, that aimed to take advantage of the tribes’ exemption from state usury laws.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The number of Virginia students being homeschooled is 40% higher than it was in 2019, although numbers dipped somewhat this year.—WDBJ

• Norfolk is claiming that public records requests under the Freedom of Information Act don’t apply to elected officials.—Virginian-Pilot

• With vehicle thefts rising in Norfolk, a woman has formed a self-proclaimed “civilian task force” that goes out almost daily to search for people’s stolen cars.—Virginian-Pilot

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