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Last Week in Review

*RVAGOV would like to apologize for the lack of coverage last week. Our editorial staff was on break due to a few family issues. Here is the coverage missed from last week* City Council Recap - April 11, 2016 To state that Monday night’s city council meeting was crowded would be an understatement: there were so many Richmond citizens in attendance that the overflow extended to the fifth and ninth floors of the City Council Meeting. The reason behind this overflow? The mayor’s budget papers. Highlights Awards and Presentations Sexual Assault Awareness Month President Mosby took a few minutes to thank the YWCA for their hard work in providing free and confidential services for sexual assault v

Richmond Mayoral Hopefuls Questioned at City Forum

Not too far from elections in November, certain hopefuls vying for the position as mayor of Richmond showed up for a forum at Virginia Union University (VUU) on Wednesday, April 6....Read the full article on the Times-Dispatch here

Richmond School Board Discusses Closing Several Richmond Public Schools

RVAGOV would like to apologize for our inability to send a correspondent to yesterday's School Board meeting. In lieu of an actual briefing, we are posting this Times-Dispatch article. As Richmond draws closer and closer to finalizing the budget, tension continues to rise regarding the state of education in Richmond. As it stands, Mayor Dwight C. Jones has proposed level funding for Richmond Public schools after superintendent Dana T. Bedden and the School Board suggested an $18 million increase. Though merely a hypothetical situation now, the closing of Armstrong High, several elementary schools and the consolidation of three specialty schools may be the solution to insufficient funding for

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