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Northam signs Richmond schools modernization bill

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill Wednesday focused on improving Richmond Public Schools.

The Richmond School Modernization Bill, which changes the Richmond City Charter, requires Mayor Levar Stoney to present a fully funded school facilities modernization plan to city council by Jan. 1 of 2019 or declare that it cannot be done.

The bill also has a provision that states the plan cannot be based on new or increased taxes.

The bill passed both chambers in the General Assembly without a single "nay" vote.