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  • Virginia lawmakers set for special session Monday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers are set to meet in Richmond for a short special session to elect judges and allocate Virginia’s $4.3 billion share of the latest federal coronavirus relief bill. Here’s a look at what’s expected at the Capitol this week, with work getting underway Monday: BUDGET BUSINESS Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam announced

  • Northam budget plan calls for $111M in college financial aid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that his budget proposal for the state’s share of American Rescue Plan funding will call for $111 million in financial aid for low- and middle-income undergraduate students. The plan designates $100 million for public higher education institutions and $11 million for certain private institutions, Northam’s

  • Northam wants some relief money for mental health services

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a $485 million spending plan Wednesday intended to strengthen the state’s mental health and substance-abuse treatment services. The plan would use both federal coronavirus relief money and other state funds, contingent on lawmaker approval. The announcement came ahead of a special session of the Democrat-controlled

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