Assembly bans cellphone use while driving

The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates on Tuesday each passed bills prohibiting motorists from touching their cellphones while driving. The Senate approved SB 1341 on a vote of 34-6, and the House passed HB 1811, 69-27. The bills would explicitly ban using a hand-held communication device, unless it is in hands-free mode, while operating a vehicle. State law currently […]

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Real estate assessments grow by 4.5 percent

The average value of residential land with a home in Henrico County rose just more than 4 percent last year – from $255,000 to $265,600 – according to data from Henrico’s Division of Finance, which completed its annual property reassessments last month. Henrico’s tax rate is 87 cents per $100 of assessed value, meaning that the average real estate tax […]

2 resolutions seek to establish independent redistricting commissions

As the General Assembly’s session enters its second half, both the House and Senate have passed competing plans on how to redraw legislative districts. But groups that have been fighting gerrymandering prefer the Senate’s proposal, saying it would do more to take politics out of the process. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are concerned that without the proper […]