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April 1- 7 is Local Government Education Week

Let’s celebrate and share the Virginia local government story with students and the greater community in April.  Participating communities are eligible to win a great

Check Register bill defeated in committee

By a unanimous vote, SB 795 (Sturtevant) was tabled in a subcommittee of the House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee on Wednesday afternoon. The failed

Short-term rental bill clears another hurdle

SB 1578 (Norment), which affirms local government authority over short-term rentals, unanimously passed the House General Laws Committee on Thursday and then was referred to

Update on Constitutional Amendments

Numerous Constitutional amendments were introduced this year, but only a few remain under consideration. In order to be incorporated into the Constitution, an amendment must

The latest on education bills

As mentioned at County Government Day, the constitutional amendments that would have allowed the Board of Education to approve charter schools failed to advance this

media inquiries

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