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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Lawmakers in the House and Senate proposed a state budget that would give larger raises to teachers and state employees. Gov. Ralph Northam had proposed a 3 percent raise over the course of the two-year budget. The House is...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Gun activists in Bedford, Campbell and Amherst counties are organizing another round of “militia musters” in response to gun legislation lawmakers are advancing in Richmond. The groups want their local leaders to endorse them with resolutions, but so far...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • House Minority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, delivered a “eulogy for his party’s era of leadership,” telling colleagues that “this was truly an historic week in Richmond,” but “not all history is necessarily good.” Democratic Majority Leader Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria, responded...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A federal judge dismissed the defamation lawsuit Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed against CBS over the network’s coverage of sexual assault allegations against him. Fairfax says he plans to appeal.—The Washington Post • “Local Virginia governments would have the power to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “Gas taxes would rise less than initially proposed and car inspections would remain an annual requirement under the latest version of a major Virginia transportation funding overhaul set to be approved by the state’s Senate on Tuesday.”—WTOP • Lawmakers in both...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Del. Jeff Campbell, R-Smyth, is facing accusations he used his privilege as a state lawmaker to continue cases in state court to delay a domestic violence case against one of his legal clients for more than a year and...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Hampton Roads Regional Jail, where the 2015 death of a mentally ill man prompted the state to begin investigating all jail deaths around the state, is refusing to fully participate in those inquiries, according to the State Board of...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s populist Brexit Party, lent his support to the nascent Vexit movement at Liberty University on Wednesday, saying Virginia localities upset with the direction of the state government should have the right to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Tazewell County leaders received public comment on a proposal to leave Virginia and join West Virginia, but said they viewed seceding as “highly impractical.” Citizens, nonetheless, sounded enthusiastic. “West Virginia shares our values. …  We the people of...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • “An omnibus bill seeking to put control of war monuments into the hands of localities was approved by a Virginia Senate committee on a party-line vote Monday.”—The Daily Progress • Someone dumped red paint on a memorial to a Confederate cavalry...