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Northam signs Richmond schools modernization bill

Posted at 12:38 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 00:38:55-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill Wednesday focused on improving Richmond Public Schools.

The Richmond School Modernization Bill, which changes the Richmond City Charter, requires Mayor Levar Stoney to present a fully funded school facilities modernization plan to city council by Jan. 1 of 2019 or declare that it cannot be done.

The bill also has a provision that states the plan cannot be based on new or increased taxes.

The bill passed both chambers in the General Assembly without a single "nay" vote.