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New Laws Effective Today

New Laws Effective Today
July 1, 2021

  Dear Friend, July 1st is here, and, in accordance with the Constitution of Virginia, bills passed during the recent legislative session go into effect unless otherwise noted in the bill’s text. There is no shortage of changes to Virginia law, many of which will have a direct impact on families across the state. Today,…

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Statement of Kirk Cox on resignation of General J.H. Binford Peay, III

Statement of Kirk Cox on resignation of General J.H. Binford Peay, III
October 26, 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2020 COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement Monday on the resignation Virginia Military Institute Superintendent General J.H. Binford Peay, III: “I want to thank and congratulate General Peay on his service to the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia. “After…

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Statement of Delegate Kirk Cox regarding further state budget delays

Statement of Delegate Kirk Cox regarding further state budget delays
October 15, 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2020 COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA — Delegate Kirk Cox released the following statement on Thursday after a backroom ‘deal’ was announced between the Governor, Senate Democrats, and House Democrats to delay the finalization of the state budget because of a disagreement over the bipartisan redistricting amendment on the ballot in…

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Special Session Update

Special Session Update
October 14, 2020

  Dear Friend, I’m writing today to provide you with an update regarding the ongoing special legislative session. The General Assembly convened as constitutionally required back in August with the goal of plugging a $2.8 billion hole in the state budget. To date, we have been in session for nearly three months without a budget…

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Early Voting Starts Today

Early Voting Starts Today
September 18, 2020

  Dear Friend, The commercials can only mean one thing…election season is upon us. While Election Day may seem a ways off, you can actually start casting your vote today. Because of a number of changes in election law, I wanted to share with you several important pieces of information to help you prepare for…

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Statement of Delegate Kirk Cox on the passing of former Lieutenant Governor John Hager

Statement of Delegate Kirk Cox on the passing of former Lieutenant Governor John Hager
August 24, 2020

  COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Delegate M. Kirkland Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement on the passing of former lieutenant governor John Hager on August 23, 2020. “Julie and I are heartbroken to learn of the passing of our dear friend John Hager. We join Virginians from all walks of life in recognizing and memorializing his…

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Tax Free Weekend 2020

Tax Free Weekend 2020
August 6, 2020

  Dear Friend, Virginia’s annual Tax Free Weekend is coming up this weekend, August 7th through 9th. Over the course of the weekend, you can shop tax free on school supplies, clothing under $100, emergency preparedness items, and EnergyStar™ and WaterSense™ products. From Virginia Tax, here’s a short list of qualifying items: School supplies, clothing…

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Republican Legislators Call on Governor Northam to Prioritize Five Days of In-School Learning this Fall

Republican Legislators Call on Governor Northam to Prioritize Five Days of In-School Learning this Fall
July 8, 2020

  RICHMOND – With just 62 days until Labor Day, the unofficial start of the 2020-2021 school year for most students in Virginia, a group of Republican legislators in Virginia are calling on Governor Ralph Northam to prioritize in-school learning five days a week for all students in Virginia, and calling for legislative changes and…

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New laws coming July 1st

New laws coming July 1st
June 30, 2020

  Dear Friend, I am taking a short break from my regular coronavirus email updates to provide you with some timely information regarding new laws and taxes that take effect on July 1st. Our state constitution requires these new laws to become effective on July 1st unless otherwise directed in the bill text. Democrats used…

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