Tag: 2020 General Assembly

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Statewide Environmental News Roundup

The scope of the VCEA is far-ranging and far-reaching. It provides a roadmap for the state and its utilities to move away from fossil-fuel-sourced energy and provides authorizations to carry out the Governor’s clean energy mandates in his September 2019 Executive Order 43.

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African American groups in Valley successfully lobby legislature to postpone decision on history center

A state budget amendment to pay for a proposed African American History Center in New Market failed to make it into the House or Senate versions of the budget after several area African American groups successfully lobbied against the measure.

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Budget request for African-American history center stirs frustrations

While several Shenandoah Valley groups want to raise the profile of African-American history in the region, a proposal for a new history center in New Market is causing friction over who gets make the decisions, tell those stories and even pick the site.

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Obenshain’s bill to limit fuel tax for some I-81 communities gets parked

A bill introduced by Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) aimed at limiting a gas tax increase in communities not directly along Interstate-81 got shut down this week in the General Assembly.

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Curious what the new high school and its grounds will look like? Take the tour.

The Harrisonburg City School Board got a three-dimensional glimpse at the future high school on Tuesday evening through a video tour of the grounds produced by Valley Engineering.

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Legislative Q and A: As session begins, Wilt prepares for budget, ERA, absentee voting and gun debates

With the 2020 General Assembly session beginning today, Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, answered questions about how he expects to approach key issues, such as the Equal Rights Amendment, the commonwealth’s budget, what’s next with I-81, what it will be like serving in the minority and what he views as a threat of “radicals.”

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How will 2020 shape Hburg’s future? Let’s play Twenty Questions

And so it begins. Hopes for and speculation about the future abound, as does list-making for a fresh year. As we set off for the next 12 months, get ready for plenty of “20/20 vision” references. In that spirit, here are 20 questions (in no particular order) for 2020 that address issues that will likely shape Harrisonburg for the next decade and beyond.

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Gun-related questions became focus of Wilt and Runion’s pre-session town hall

Questions about balancing gun safety and the rights of gun owners dominated Monday night’s town hall hosted by two area Republican legislators, Del. Tony Wilt of Broadway and Delegate-elect Chris Runion of Bridgewater.

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