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Eye On the General Assembly – Week 6

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in News |

On Sunday the House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations proposed a biannual budget that includes no tax or fee increases, takes steps to eliminate future liabilities, and makes strategic investments in K-12 and higher education. The House budget is a conservative, responsible, and structurally-balanced budget.  General fund spending has decreased by...

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Eye On the General Assembly – Week 5

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in News |

Wednesday, February 17, marked the halfway point of the 2016 General Assembly Session, commonly known as Crossover. Moving forward, the House will only consider bills passed by the Senate and the Senate will deliberate bills from the House. During the first half of this year’s session the house has been laser focused on introducing and passing legislation...

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Eye On the General Assembly – Week 4

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in News |

This week, I was able to co-patron one of the best pieces of legislation I have seen during my time as Delegate.  Kathy Byron, the Delegate from Bedford, has been working on work force development for ten years, and Monday the House will pass the first workforce development grant program in Virginia’s history. HB 66 will provide a means to invest in...

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Eye On the General Assembly – Week 3

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in News |

The third full week of the General Assembly is coming to a close and things are moving along. One of the questions I often get asked is “why can’t the Republicans and the Democrats work together”?  Well last week, there was a historic bipartisan agreement. As many of you know, in late December, Attorney General Mark Herring made a...

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