Posts Tagged Local Governments

New Democratic Majority Could Work to Give Local Governments More Authority

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Many General Assembly Democrats campaigned on changing the way guns and environmental issues are regulated. Michael Pope reports part of that change may mean giving more flexibility to local governments.

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Public Business Requires Advance Notice, Although it Doesn’t Always Work Out That Way

StateSeal00Members of the Norfolk School Board are facing criticism over meeting without public notice. It’s an issue that every Planning Commission and water-control board in Virginia has to deal with. Michael Pope reports.

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How Much Local Government Business Should Go On Behind Closed Doors?

foia_stockA legal fight over public access to local government is raising new questions about Virginia’s Freedom of Information law. Michael Pope has the story.

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When It Comes to Cell Towers, Lawmakers Are Divided on Local Government Role

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How much control should local governments have over where cell towers go up? Lawmakers in Richmond are divided. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.

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Should Local Offices in Virginia Remain Nonpartisan?

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Should candidates for local offices be identified as Republicans or Democrats in Virginia? That’s an issue now being considered by the courts. Michael Pope reports.

 

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