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VaNews for 2019 House of Delegates - District 74 - Regular General

Northam-backed bill would levy 35% tax on electronic 'skill' games; casino competition intensifies

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Gov. Ralph Northam has upped the ante for regulating electronic “skill” games with a proposed 35% tax on gross profits and a limit of five for each location, as the battle over expanded gaming in Virginia intensifies in the new General Assembly. Del. Lamont Bagby, D-Henrico, has introduced legislation on behalf of the Northam administration for the Virginia Lottery to license, regulate and tax a fast-emerging business that has become its biggest competitor

VaNews January 17, 2020

Republican Sen. DeSteph worries General Assembly committee assignments will impact Virginia Beach


There’s already a fallout over Republicans not being in control for this year’s General Assembly session, and it could hurt Virginia’s largest city, Virginia Beach. The General Assembly handled committee assignments Thursday. Democrats control the assignments, and a Democratic leader, Del. Lamont Bagby, D-Henrico, told WAVY News Wednesday both parties would be treated fairly.

VaNews January 10, 2020

Virginia’s Legislative Black Caucus swells to 23

By NED OLIVER, Virginia Mercury

Del. Lamont Bagby, D-Henrico, is still a little giddy. “We all thought it was too good to be true,” the chairman of Virginia’s legislative black caucus said of Tuesday’s election results. “I’m still in pinch-me mode.”

VaNews November 7, 2019