U. S. Senator Mark Warner and some candidates running for his seat were in Wakefield for the 66th annual Shad Planking to talk to voters in one of Virginia’s oldest political rituals. Craig Carper reports
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Speaker of the House of Delegates Bill Howell says he would likely rule as germane to the budget, the Senate’s Medicaid expansion alternative plan, Marketplace Virginia, but says it remains bad policy. Craig Carper reports.
Senator Mark Warner was at La Diferrence in Downtown Richmond yesterday to discuss several bills he is carrying to curb cyber crime and to ask retailers for their help on the issue. Craig Carper reports.
Mayor Dwight Jones has appointed University of Richmond Professor Thadd Williamson as the first provisional Director of the Office of Community Wealth Building. Craig Carper reports.
Last night, Richmond City Council unanimously approved a plan to lease Monroe Park to a non-profit group over objections from members of the public who say the arrangement would displace the homeless who live there now. The 30-year lease to the Monroe Park Conservancy paves the way for a $6 million renovation to the park scheduled to be completed by next year, financed through public and private funds.
Yesterday U.S. House Majority Leader and Seventh District Congressman Eric Cantor held a roundtable discussion on innovation and the new economy at 804RVA, a communal workspace for start up companies and freelancers in technology and arts fields. Larkin Garbee, Founder of 804RVA, says there are many benefits to those who participate in a co-working community.
The child advocacy group Voices for Virginia’s Children says that while this year’s effort by the General Assembly to reform the state’s mental health system was a good start, children were left out of the equation.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a brief in opposition to 21 other attorneys general who want to derail the multi-state effort with the EPA to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Craig Carper reports.
Senator Mark Warner’s Digital Accountability and Transparency or DATA Act has unanimously passed the U.S. Senate. Craig Carper reports.
The Richmond School Board is trying to make its case to City Council to increase both the schools' operating budget and the five-year capital improvement budget. Craig Carper reports.