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Norment tells of positive actions of latest General Assembly session

State Sen. Tommy Norment (R-James City) said despite media attention being primarily focused on the negative aspects of Richmond politics, state legislators made a number of positive moves during the latest session of the Virginia General Assembly.

Norment was the only legislator that attended last Thursday’s legislative review forum in the Gloucester Main Library’s community room, which was sponsored by the Middle Peninsula League of Voters.

Norment said one of the positive things legislators did this year was to secure $123 million to put into public education, with some of that going into higher education.

However, he admitted education funding still falls short. "With the money we put into higher education this year, we’re not even back to where the state was funding higher ed in 2007," Norment said.

He did say Virginia is ranked 40th out of the 50 states in the money that the state puts into higher education.

"We’re doing really g...

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