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 Big ‘News’ In 1976
 Big ‘News’ In 1976

Big ‘News’ In 1976

One of the Courier- Record’s earliest April Fool’s front pages occurred back in 1976, with a big story about aliens landing at Fort Pickett, and a Bigfoot sighting along Ridge Road. Other stories that year included Town Council abolishing all taxes. Editor Doug Coleburn made the large “foot print” in the dirt.

THE WRIGHT REPORT

This week the House of Delegates has been working to set Virginia’s budget for the next two years. The budget-setting process is a rather long one and begins when the Governor introduces his own budget plan in December to both the House and Senate. After that, either chamber can amend the budget as they see fit, then both bodies negotiate a final budget in a “conference committee.”

THE WRIGHT REPORT

The big news this week is that the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday (Feb. 17th) to continue House Bill 961 -- the so called “assault-weapons” ban. I always have and will continue to oppose any legislation that would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of my constituents.

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