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In the General Assembly

Although the executive branch of government in the commonwealth was still reeling on Monday from a number of controversies that came to light a week earlier, members of the General Assembly vow they are working hard, with both the House of Delegates and the Senate passing bills to be sent to the Governor over the next few weeks for approval.

Though the media frenzy that descended on the State Capitol last week had quieted, the elephants in the room such as blackface appearing in Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook; Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax facing two sexual assault allegations and Attorney General Mark Herring admitting to wearing blackface while a college undergraduate, were still front and center in discussions with local lawmakers.

Sen. Norment

Tommy Norment (R-James City), who represents Gloucester in the Virginia Senate, was engulfed in the controversy when it came to light that he oversaw a Virginia Military Institute 1968 yearbook that included some racist photos. “I was...

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