A former leader of the Jefferson Area Tea Party does not welcome the Albemarle Supervisors’ interest in equal taxing powers for counties and cities. Carole Thorpe (pictured) hopes the supervisors won’t try to find new ways to tax county residents. Some supervisors favor teaming up with the Virginia Association of Counties to pursue equal taxing powers. The General Assembly has traditionally rejected that idea. Thorpe was a Monday guest on the Schilling Show.
The House of Delegates has approved legislation that would let prison officials execute inmates in the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are not available.
The State Senate has approved a bill that prevents drivers from being charged with reckless driving if they're going only 11 miles above the speed limit.
A bill that makes it easier for people with a protective order to get a concealed weapons permit has won Senate approval.
The House of Delegates has approved three bills that are part of a compromise worked out by Governor McAuliffe and Republican leaders.