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Statement by Mayor Levar M. Stoney on Virginia General Assembly budget amendment regarding Richmond casino referendum

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022


“We’re disappointed the Virginia General Assembly has amended the state budget in a way that will deliberately harm the City of Richmond by denying economic opportunities for its residents.

“Our City Council voted 8-1, and the Circuit Court has ordered, that Richmond voters should have the opportunity to be heard on this issue this November. We are still assessing our legal options, but remain firm in our belief that the citizens of Richmond should not be disenfranchised just months before they would have the opportunity to vote.”