Richmond City Council to vote on budget plan to fund RPS

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond City Council put forward its plan to fully fund Richmond Public Schools on Monday. 

Council members approved a 50-cent cigarette tax, however, the plan will not increase the real estate tax rate. 

The budget will put forth $16 million for paving streets and will expand GRTC routes in the east end and southside. 

Mayor Levar Stoney wrote on Twitter that the council’s decisions “are all wins” for Richmond: 

The Richmond City Council will officially vote on the plan May 13. 

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