The majority of Richmond City Council members are not in support of Mayor Levar Stoney’s 9-cent property tax increase. Stoney’s plan includes an increase in the real estate tax from $1.20 to $1.29 per $100 dollars of assessed value. The plan also included a 50-cent tax imposed on cigarette packs. Stoney proposed to use funds to improve city streets and schools.
President Donald Trump gave his support for a permanent daylight savings time in a tweet yesterday. Last year, Florida became the first state to approve a year-round daylight savings time. It currently runs from early March to the first Sunday in November.
A Europe-based manufacturer is planning to build an office and plant in Chesterfield County, adding 105 jobs in the next five year. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, ERNI Electronics Incorporated will be investing $25 million dollars in the new facility.