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Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, left, appeared with former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, during a Jan. 7 news conference in Richmond. A day before the General Assembly started, Bloomberg urged lawmakers to back gun control legislation.

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Politics/Education Reporter

Justin Mattingly covers state government and education. A northern New York native and a Syracuse University alumnus, he's worked at the RTD since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter at @jmattingly306.

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