Virginia voters have many issues at mind as they head to the polls including education, abortion rights, and the state’s economy.
A gathering of classic cars and trucks attracted people to downtown Buena Vista and its businesses over the weekend, a triumphant return after a COVID hiatus last year.
Virginia is expecting about $6.8 billion in state and local allocations on top of other grant funding in the bill. Of that, $3.8 billion will go to the state government and the rest directly to local governments.
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the 1.9 trillion dollar relief bill Wednesday in what is expected to be a partisan vote.
If adopted, the proposed plan, coined BV Forward, would include a new town square, relocation of the library and a proposal to attract new businesses to fill empty storefronts.
Federal and state aid checks are running out and unemployment is still high. Disney is among the latest large corporations announcing massive job layoffs.
President Trump’s plan centers around slowly easing restrictions in areas with high testing capabilities and low numbers of infections.
Economic risks have subsided, the chairman of the Federal Reserve said, and monetary policy “is in a good place.”
President Trump emphasized need for unity and immigration reform in his first State of the Union.
Business and community leaders from around the county met for the first ever Business at Breakfast session on Friday. The Chamber of Commerce created the event, which focused on the local economy.