Virginia’s General Assembly arguing over tax policy; Senate passes bill allowing guns in churches

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Jan. 25.

Reston restaurant Vapiano fed 100 Dulles International Airport TSA workers yesterday using food donations it received during a food drive on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Reston Now)

Tax season begins Monday, but Virginia taxes can’t be processed until lawmakers set the tax policy. The General Assembly is still deciding whether or not to conform state tax policy to federal policy. (The Washington Post)

Citing recent massacres involving religious institutions, the Virginia Senate passed a bill Thursday that would allow people to carry guns into churches. The legislation is now heading to the House. If it passes, it is expected to be vetoed by Gov. Ralph Northam. (WTOP)

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a wanted woman, Amber Rogers, after she escaped from police custody at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg this morning. (Inside NoVA)

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