Hundreds of educators from across the state are in Richmond this weekend, considering their next steps in pushing for more state funding. It comes at a time when new numbers show Virginia teachers are paid almost $10,000 below the national average.
Richmond’s Mayor is proposing a hike in the city’s real estate tax. He says the money is needed for schools and infrastructure. Virginia’s capital city isn’t alone. In recent years, real estate taxes across the state have risen.