Youngkin’s property taxes, McAuliffe’s first TV spot, gun violence in Portsmouth and more headlines
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• GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin got the property taxes on his Fairfax County horse farm reduced by 95 percent last year after petitioning local leaders to have the land designated as an agricultural district. The move lowered the amount he owed from $80,000 to $4,000.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe put up his first TV spot of the general election campaign. Until now, Youngkin, who began running ads in early June, has had the airwaves to himself.—Washington Post
• “Virginia is expected to receive up to $530 million over many years from a proposed $26 billion national settlement agreement to litigation over the opioid crisis.”—Associated Press
• Virginia Lottery leaders presented an oversized novelty check to Gov. Ralph Northam signifying the agency’s $765 million in profits this year, which topped revenue projections by more than $50 million.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A state audit found inconsistent enforcement of standards for drinking water, warning officials would be unable to “ensure that valid drinking water violations are being issued.”—VPM
• “A group of activists and people who have lost friends and loved ones to gun violence rallied in Portsmouth to demand immediate steps to address violence in the city.”—Virginian-Pilot
• A judge ordered the former executive director of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority to pay repay $9 million she had funneled to personal expenses and businesses.—Northern Virginia Daily
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