Virginia Beach delegate Alex Askew, among others, has introduced legislation that requires the reporting of lead testing results, increases transparency for families, and sets a maximum acceptable lead level of 10 parts per billion for school drinking sources. Additional legislation receiving full support in both houses would require lead testing

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A local delegate is trying to enact stricter legislation when testing for lead in school water. Delegate Alex Askew said he was inspired after elevated levels of lead were found in drinking water at multiple Virginia Beach City Public Schools. “I think that’s where people start

RICHMOND, Va. — After dozens of failed lead water tests in Hampton Roads schools, Delegate Alex Askew introduced legislation to the General Assembly to require more transparency in local schools and daycares. House Bill 797 would require each local school board to submit its plan to test and remediate certain

HAMPTON ROADS — A new state bill would require preschools and daycare centers to test drinking water while another bill would require all schools to notify parents of any elevated lead levels in tested water. The bills were brought forward after 23 Virginia Beach schools tested for high lead levels

THE HILL – Former President Obama is throwing public support behind more than a dozen Virginia Democratic candidates as the state prepares for elections that could have significant implications on next year’s legislative agenda. Obama on Saturday issued endorsements for what he called an “outstanding group of Virginia Democrats,” saying