Monthly Archives: May 2023

Albemarle signs on to opioid abatement grant

Localities all across Virginia have been working together on plans to use funding that comes from a major settlement from pharmacies related to the over-prescription of opioid painkillers. Last week, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors agreed to proceed with a contract with the Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority on a future project.

“This is the work of many months of creating a cooperative agreement with Region 10, Nelson County, Louisa County, and we’re hoping the City of Charlottesville to join forces to apply for competitive funding,” said Kaki Dimock, Albemarle County’s director of social services. 

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Municipal organization releases summary of 2023 General Assembly

One topic I make an attempt to cover but perhaps fall short is what’s happening at the General Assembly as it relates to local issues. Thanks to an organization that represents localities across the Commonwealth, both you and I can now get an update from that perspective about the status of the state budget.

“Budget conferees were unable to agree on a full array of revisions to the biennium budget in time for the scheduled adjournment of the 2023 regular session,” reads the legislative summary for the Virginia Association of Counties. “As a stopgap measure, the General Assembly passed a ‘skinny budget’ on February 25, which included four revisions to the 2022 Appropriation Act dealing with several priority, time-sensitive items.” 

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Republicans nominate McGuire, Reeves for Senate races

There’s a little more specificity now for who will be on general election ballots for some legislative races in our area. 

Fifth District Republicans held a convention at Buckingham County High School on Saturday for Senate District 10 and a majority of participants selected Delegate John McGuire in a four-way race.  /

Senator Bryce Reeves won a firehouse primary to be the Republican nominee for the new Senate District 28, according to the Rappahannock News. Reeves has represented the former 17th District for three terms. The new district includes Greene County, as well as Orange, Madison, and Culpeper. He defeated Mike Allers on a three to one margin according to the Virginia Public Access Project

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