Sean Gorman has this week’s PolitiFact Virginia Report.
State Senator Don McEachin is set to announce he will run for Congress in Virginia’s redrawn 4th district.
Senator McEachin, a Democrat from Henrico, turned in his paperwork and petitions yesterday (3/14) with 3,000 signatures, three times the required number, and will make his formal announcement today.
The UVA law school graduate is an attorney in private practice and has served in the General Assembly for 16 years.
The General Assembly has adjourned for the 2016 session.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says cleanup efforts received a significant boost in funding from this year’s General Assembly, and is on track for a complete restoration by 2025.
The General Assembly approved almost $62 million to help farmers with better practices. Peggy Sanner, Attorney for Chesapeake Bay Foundation says that’s double last year’s allocation.
There is $59 million to improve wastewater treatment plants. Hanover will get $157,000, Richmond $3.5 million and Hopewell $35 million over the next three years.
The mother of Morgan Harrington says bills passed this year by the General Assembly to fight sexual assault will save girls from sexual victimization when they take effect.
The bills will integrate dating violence and sexual assault prevention into family life education in schools, require the retention of physical evidence from rape cases and provide better training for law enforcement officers who investigate the cases.
Gil Harrington’s daughter Morgan was just 20 when she was raped and murdered.