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Lawsuit over Youngkin, Carlyle tax-free stock payouts and more Va. headlines

BY: - August 11, 2022

• A Pittsburgh pension fund that holds shares in the Carlyle Group filed a lawsuit claiming Gov. Glenn Youngkin and other Carlyle executives unfairly enriched themselves with tax-free stock payouts. A spokesperson for Youngkin, who left the private equity firm in 2020, called the lawsuit “baseless.”—NBC News • U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said he was “most disturbed” […]

Youngkin says parents should be informed of LGBTQ student identity and more Va. headlines

BY: - August 10, 2022

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin indicated he supports requiring schools to inform parents about their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity.“Parents should be at the forefront of all of these discussions,” the governor said. “And I firmly believe that teachers and schools have an obligation to make sure that parents are well informed about what’s happening in […]

What changed after Unite the Right and more Va. headlines

BY: - August 9, 2022

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration says more workers have joined state government than have left after its new, stricter telework policy was announced.—Virginian-Pilot • The governor is facing a second lawsuit over his office’s refusal to release records related to the tipline he touted as a way to stop critical race theory in schools.—Washington Post • “Black Charlottesville […]

Marine commission member lobbying on pipeline and more Va. headlines

BY: - August 8, 2022

• A member of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission lobbied other officials to support a natural gas pipeline extension project near Petersburg his board will vote on. But he won’t say if he was paid for his advocacy.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • A former doctor who murdered his father after suffering a traumatic brain injury was pardoned last year […]

Body camera footage of Fairfax police shooting and more Va. headlines

BY: - August 5, 2022

• Body camera footage shows Fairfax County police shooting a man suffering a mental health crisis after he rushed toward officers with a wine bottle. “We believe that the three police officers … could have, and should have, handled this far differently,” the man’s parents said.—Washington Post • State Police are investigating a potential scheme to use […]

Holes in alleged Richmond mass shooting plot claims and more Va. headlines

BY: - August 4, 2022

• Under questioning from a judge, a Richmond prosecutor said he had no evidence two Guatemalan men charged with gun crimes were planning a mass shooting at a Fourth of July celebration held in a city park, contradicting earlier claims from city officials that made national news.—Axios Richmond • At a news conference, Richmond Police Chief Gerald […]

Feds sharply criticize organ sharing nonprofit and more Va. headlines

BY: - August 2, 2022

• A special prosecutor concluded a town of Windsor police officer involved in a controversial 2020 traffic stop didn’t break any state laws but should be investigated by federal authorities for possible civil rights violations.—Virginian-Pilot • A federal review found the Richmond-based United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit that oversees organ donations across the country, “relies […]

Rep. Good calls for cameras in classrooms and more Va. headlines

BY: - August 1, 2022

• “Facing tough political head winds and inflation,” Democrats in Virginia are “advocating for abortion rights, and for others, same-sex marriage and contraception, as a key message in a midterm election cycle expected to favor Republicans.”—Washington Post • “Thirty Virginia legislators called on the Biden administration Saturday to take action on behalf of Asim Ghafoor, a friend […]

White supremacist propaganda incidents and more Va. headlines

BY: - July 29, 2022

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed onto a letter accusing the Biden administration of holding money for school meals hostage to leverage protections for LGBTQ+ students.—WRIC • “Virginia had the second-highest number of incidents involving white supremacist propaganda in the nation last year. And it has steadily increased in the last few years.”—Virginian-Pilot • Torrential rains have caused flooding […]

Miyares sues feds over new school nutrition assistance guidelines and more Va. headlines

BY: - July 28, 2022

• “Attorney General Jason Miyares is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its policy of withdrawing school nutrition assistance from schools that refuse to protect LGBTQ+ students from discrimination.”—VPM • A federal court ruled in favor of Virginia Beach in a case over whether the city’s former electoral system, which was based on at-large […]

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Bipartisanship and cooperation make Virginia opioid settlement distribution a national model

BY: - July 28, 2022

By Michelle Gowdy In the coming weeks, Virginia and each of its cities and counties will begin to receive the first of several payments from recent legal settlements with the country’s three largest wholesale drug distributors and a major opioid manufacturer that helped fuel the devastating opioid crisis. Virginia and its numerous localities will receive […]

A 49% approval rating for Youngkin and more Va. headlines

BY: - July 27, 2022

•​​​​ A new poll by the Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University found a 49% approval rating for Gov. Glenn Youngkin as well as 58% support for a gas tax holiday Youngkin proposed but Democrats blocked in the General Assembly.—Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch •​​​​ “Youngkin said he will not try to restore Confederate monuments taken down under […]