Rob Wittman

Group home, business regulations part of city priorities

When the General Assembly convenes in Richmond in January, Williamsburg city leaders want to make sure area representatives understand the city's priorities.

State senators Monty Mason and Tommy Norment, Delegate-elect Mike Mullin, Congressman-elect Scott Taylor and Congressman Rob Wittman, met with city council members Monday for a wide-ranging discussion.

State budget shortfall

Virginia is looking at a budget shortfall of around $861 million. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has asked every state sector to expect a 7.5 percent cut.

The original suggestion was 5 percent and excluded higher education.

The most recent recommendation includes higher education but...