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What Virginia Has Gotten Out Of Biden’s Infrastructure Law (So Far)

In Virginia, 117 infrastructure projects have been announced so far, and more are in the works. Here’s a look at the work that’s being done in the Old Dominion and how it helps Virginians.

Emmitt Glynn teaches AP African American studies to a group of Baton Rouge Magnet High School students on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 in Baton Rouge, La. Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Louisiana is one of 60 schools around the country testing the new course, which has gained national attention since it was banned in Florida.  (AP Photo/Stephen Smith)
3 Virginia School Districts To Offer AP African American Studies Amid Youngkin Review

Despite an ongoing review of the course ordered by Gov. Glenn Youngkin earlier this year, officials in Fairfax, Arlington, and Caroline counties have said that they plan to offer AP African American Studies in high schools next school year.

House Minority Leader Del. Don Scott Jr., D-Portsmouth, comments on the legislative agenda for 2023 session at the State Capitol Building in Richmond, Va. on Wednesday Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
Del. Don Scott Takes Aim at Governor Youngkin Over Losing EV Jobs Opportunity

Democratic Del. Don Scott took aim at Governor Glenn Youngkin in a recent column in the Richmond-Times Dispatch. He criticized the governor for publicly rejecting a deal with Ford Motor Co. that would have brought 2,500 jobs to the state and placing his presidential ambitions above the wellbeing of Virginians.

FILE - Virginia Del Matt Fariss, R-Appomattox, gestures during the House session at the state Capitol, Jan. 31, 2022, in Richmond, Va. A Virginia State Police spokeswoman said Tuesday, March 7, 2023, that Fariss has been charged after state police say he struck and injured a pedestrian while driving an SUV and left the scene on Thursday, March 2. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Woman Says Del. Matt Fariss Targeted Her in Alleged Hit-and-Run

Republican Del. Matt Fariss is facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge following a hit-and-run on March 2 that left a woman injured.

President Joe Biden speaks about his 2024 proposed budget at the Finishing Trades Institute, Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Biden’s Budget Would Tax Billionaires, Corporations to Strengthen Medicare, Expand Child Care, and Help Families

Republicans immediately rejected Biden's plan, but have yet to release their own budget. They have made it clear, however, that they want to apply deep spending cuts to everything from health insurance to food assistance benefits.

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to protect Social Security and Medicare and lower healthcare costs, Feb. 9, 2023, at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. It seems like no one wants to cut Social Security or Medicare benefits, including Biden, who is already telling voters that his upcoming federal budget proposal will “defend and strengthen” the programs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Biden Proposes Taxes on the Rich to Strengthen Medicare Funding

Biden’s plan would increase the Medicare tax rate on Americans earning above $400,000 from 3.8% to 5% to help keep Medicare solvent into the 2050s. No one earning under $400,000 a year would pay a dime more in taxes, under Biden’s plan. 

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference in Statuary Hall at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
GOP Plans Could Include Deep Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act

House Republicans want to apply deep cuts to everything from health insurance to food assistance benefits, an effort that would plunge millions more Americans into extreme poverty.