Democrats Lily Franklin and Trish White-Boyd have both called for eliminating the tax. Their Republican opponents, Chris Obenshain and David Suetterlein, say this is just a political ploy.
The construction of the new General Assembly Building is part of a $300 million project that also included the restoration of Richmond’s Old City Hall and the construction of a parking garage for state employees.
The candidates for a House of Delegates seat in parts of Montgomery and Roanoke counties met in a forum sponsored by Cardinal News and the Blacksburg Library.
In April, the Bedford County general registrar determined that Republican Tim Griffin met the requirements of a legitimately registered, practicing voter. But some GOP voters still aren’t convinced that the candidate actually lives where he says he does.
More than 25,000 federal workers in Virginia’s 5th, 6th and 9th congressional districts could be furloughed.
No arrests have been made in what authorities said was an “extensive, ongoing criminal investigation” centered on drugs and money laundering by retail establishments.
The charges stem from an alleged hit-and-run that injured a woman he was seeing romantically and led her to obtain a protective order against him. A trial date has been set for Jan. 19.
Legislators who were called to Richmond for a special session approved a slate of amendments to the state’s biennial budget. Included among the spending priorities: $18 million for flood relief in Buchanan and Tazewell counties, and $10 million to begin work on an inland port in Southwest Virginia.
The General Assembly will convene in a special session Sept. 6 to approve amendments to the current two-year budget.
He will fill the remainder of former Del. Jeff Campbell’s term. He’s also running unopposed in November.