Thursday, August 20, 2020

Virginia Updates

Legislative priorities, new and deferred, face cold reality of a wrecked state budget

Appalachian Power seeks rate bump

Republican Party of Virginia elects new chair,
UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

‘Truth, trust and transparency’: What Black Americans want from policing

Where Virginia Democrats agree on criminal justice reform and where they diverge

Virginia House will legislate the special session remotely after contentious rule changes

Could antigen tests solve Virginia’s testing problems? Experts say it’s not so simple.

@Daily_Press: State lawmakers spent the first day of a special General Assembly session debating whether to meet virtually and what bills they should consider.[…]

‘New levels of strangeness’ at special session,
transportation funding shortfalls,
Virginia Tech on edge as students return,
and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Virginia applying to participate in Trump’s $300-a-week unemployment supplement

Senate committee advances bill to limit emergency decisions by Virginia health commissioner

@virginianpilot: Virginia lawmakers launch a special session where they’ll tackle coronavirus impact and police reforms[…]

@postlocal: Virginia House attempts first-ever online floor session; Senate advances police overhaul[…]