Stoney, Morrissey jab on support for schools, Stone Brewing at Fourth Baptist

07/27/2016 8:06 AM by

PHOTO via The Northsider RVA

The hottest moment at the mayoral candidate town hall last night at Fourth Baptist may have been the back and forth between Joe Morrissey and Levar Stoney on the latter’s support for the Stone Brewery project. From Ned Oliver at

“Levar, I really love you, my friend, but you supported along with the governor putting $33 million into a brewery and not schools,” Morrissey said, drawing a rowdy and supportive response from the crowd.

Stoney responded by defending the deal, saying it brought jobs and economic revitalization to a long-struggling neighborhood.

“You ask the folks in Fulton what that has done for their community,” he said, adding that the funding incentivizes big businesses to come to the state and “give people jobs that raise them out of poverty.”

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