Henrico News Minute – Jan. 27, 2020

The Jan. 27, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about the Henrico Board of Supervisors’ daylong retreat Friday and its pushback at a Henrico School Board funding proposal; a Henrico man struck and killed by a car; a Virginia delegate attempts to redefine “milk;” how to register for the Virginia Senior Games, happening later this year […]

Registration open for 2020 Virginia Senior Games

Events scheduled for May 12-16 in Henrico

Registration has opened for the 2020 Virginia Senior Games, to be held May 12-16 in Henrico. The 42nd annual games are designed to promote healthy lifestyles for Virginia residents and will be hosted by the Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks and presented by the Virginia Recreation and Park Society Interested participants can register at www.virginiaseniorgames.org through April 15. […]

Tethering bill adds new protections for animals kept outside

Animal rights advocates want lawmakers to advance legislation that expands on a tethering bill passed last year by the General Assembly. The new legislation would increase the minimum length of a tether and adds conditions that include temperature, severe weather and require the animal to be brought inside when the owner isn’t home. Senate Bill 272, introduced by Sen. John […]

Virginia Senate passes bill for schools to provide menstrual products

The Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring public schools to include free menstrual products in their bathrooms. Senate Bill 232 applies to schools that educate fifth-to-12th graders. According to the Virginia Department of Education, this encompasses 132 school districts and almost over 630,000 female students. “I would like to see that the supplies are available, just like other […]

Redistricting reform under review by Democrats and Republicans

Virginia could soon pass legislation to reform redistricting, which is scheduled to take place after the 2021 census and would have significant implications for future elections. During last year’s General Assembly, Del. Mark Cole, R-Spotsylvania, proposed HJ 615 that would amend the state constitution to establish the Virginia Redistricting Commission, a 16-member non-partisan commission that would be in charge of […]

Energy order ready to spark lively debate

Debate in this session of the General Assembly about clean and renewable energy legislation is expected to be lively following an executive order pledging to switch Virginia to 100 percent renewable energy. The executive order issued by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam in 2019, includes short-term goals that will make incremental change, such as aiming to make 30 percent of Virginia’s […]

Business in brief

Weichert, Realtors – Baron and Snipes Co. in Glen Allen recently added the following agents to its roster: Melia Rony Flanagan, Mitch Behl, Deirdre Portwood, Shannon Russell and David Wiggins. *** Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has been selected by Aspire Property Management, LLC to provide commercial management services for Northgate Center I and Parham Forest in Henrico County. Northgate […]