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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Editorial: Broadband collaboration is setting rural Virginia communities on a clearer, faster course to economic opportunity

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH In just a few years’ time, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery established itself as a signature central Virginia travel destination, and as an iconic brand of beers enjoyed by connoisseurs across the globe. Co-founder and CEO Lisa Reynolds Brotherton prides herself on the distinguishing features of her 305-acre farm brewery and agribusiness venue in the rolling hills in Goochl...

NBC12: Virginia to use $10.5 million grant to get electric buses for schools

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NBC12 The governor announced that over $10.5 million in grants will replace 83 diesel buses with electric and propane buses across school districts in Virginia. The funds come from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, funded by the Volkswagen settlement, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). “Virginia’s investments in electrifying the school bus...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Thursday-night town hall to discuss Virginia families, economy and businesses

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT Current issues facing Central Virginia’s families, businesses and economy. That’s what is on tap at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug, 19, when U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger will host her 17th public town hall since the COVID-19 pandemic began. To join the interactive telephone town hall, 7th Congressional District residents can dial 833-380-0670. To watch the conversation live, visit htt...

Courthouse News Service: Rural Virginia community offers roadmap for successful broadband expansion

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COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE, BRAD KUTNER In the rolling Virginia hills about 30 miles west of Richmond lies a high-end beer maker called Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewing. Since 2013, Lisa Reynolds Brotherton and others have gotten together to make a beverage they were proud of out of ingredients they grow themselves. “You’re seeing farm lands disappear in Virginia, so how do you create an economic mode...

CBS19: Infrastructure bill could mean broadband expansion

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CBS19, ANNE-PARKER COLEMAN Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a landmark infrastructure bill. This $1.2 trillion bill is vital to President Joe Biden's agenda at large, but if passed through the House, its effects will have a major impact on this area. Highway repairs, train track improvements and bridge replacements are just a few of the benefits that Virginia could see if this infr...

Spanberger Statement on U.S. Senate Passing Landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate voted to pass a landmark, job-creating infrastructure package. “As the Senate clears this legislation, the House now has an opportunity to make a historic investment in our economy, our public works, and our workforce. We should move as quickly as possible to...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Warner proclaims 'biggest infrastructure investment in our lifetimes,' but path is uncertain in House

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, MICHAEL MARTZ Virginians could see more frequent passenger rail service, a widened Interstate 64 between Richmond and Newport News, affordable high-speed internet service in more communities and new bridges to replace the hundreds in disrepair, including the Mayo Bridge across the James River. But before federal money starts pouring into Virginia from the $1.2 trillion inf...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger hails bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill's passage

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER After a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to pass a job-creating infrastructure package, U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., called on the House of Representatives to “move as quickly as possible” to approve its own infrastructure measure. “The House now has an opportunity to make a historic investment in our economy, our public works, and...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Powhatan County could receive state funds to extend Village trails

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, LAURA MCFARLAND The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to pass legislation that could provide $150,173 for the construction of a new walking and running trail in Powhatan County. If signed into law, the funding for a new “Education Connection Trail” — which U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger successfully secured as part of a House-passed fiscal year (FY) 2022...

Chesterfield Observer: U.S. House approves $1 million for drainage in county

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CHESTERFIELD OBSERVER, JIM MCCONNELL The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation from Rep. Abigail Spanberger last Thursday that would provide $1 million for drainage improvements along Otterdale Road in Chesterfield County. The federal funding, which is part of a fiscal year 2022 appropriations package, is targeted for new road infrastructure at the Swift Creek crossing, located north of...