Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued an executive order Tuesday that directed state agencies to report suspensions and fines related to COVID violations imposed by his predecessor, Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam.
In addition, Youngkin announced he will end all future COVID restriction fines in his budget plan later this month. The plan will include a reimbursement process for anyone who paid “unjust” fines.
“I am today requiring a statewide review of COVID-19 related penalties imposed by the Northam administration,” Youngkin said in a statement. “The fact that businesses are still dealing with COVID-19 related penalties and fines is infuriating. Livelihoods are on the line. In the previous administration, we saw our government shut down businesses, close our schools, and separate us from each other.
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