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Government & Business

Governor Glenn Youngkin Shares His Views On Local Business And The Economy With Peninsula Chronicle

After more than four months in office as the new leader of Virginia, Governor Glenn Youngkin shared his thoughts in a recent Q&A with the Editor of the Peninsula Chronicle regarding Virginia’s economy, issues related to inflation and rising gas prices, and his goals for helping local businesses rebound...

York County’s Newly Adopted Budget Includes Reduction In Real Estate Tax Rate

YORK-The York County Board of Supervisors recently adopted its new budget, which goes into effect with the new fiscal year starting July 1. The new budget, which is roughly $257 million, includes $165 million in general operating funds. The Fiscal Year(FY)23 operating budget also includes a reduction of the real...

Gloucester County Podcast Earns National Recognition

GLOUCESTER – A few years ago, Gloria Williams and Quinton Sheppard were looking for new ways for Gloucester County’s department of Community Engagement and Public Information to reach the community. They settled on a podcast, which they called “Current Conversations.” “We keep an eye on things and saw that podcasts...

Newport News FY 2023 Operating Budget Approved

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News City Council adopted its fiscal year (FY) 2023 Operating Budget on Tuesday, May 10. City Council held a public hearing over two nights, and received public comments through the City’s website, email, and voicemail since the City Manager submitted her recommended budget on March 22. The total...

Virginia Governor Encourages More People To Obtain Commercial Driver’s License

RICHMOND-Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is encouraging more Virginians to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to help with the supply chain crisis. On May 4, the governor signed a bill to promote and implement initiatives related to CDLs. “The commonwealth and nation are currently facing critical shortages of CDL drivers,...

Faith Recovery Addiction Center Won’t Be Calling New Kent Home

LANEXA-The New Kent Board of Supervisors has denied Faith Recovery’s proposal to operate in Lanexa. The faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation center was hoping to relocate from Newport News and occupy a former faith-based camp known as Makemie Woods in rural New Kent County. More than 20 individuals from the...