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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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Open Letter to the Class of 2020

Open Letter to the Class of 2020
June 8, 2020

  Dear Graduate, During the course of my 30 year teaching career and my time in the House of Delegates, I have attended many graduation ceremonies. They hold great meaning for graduates and their families, giving us all hope for the future. Each is unique in its own way yet holds much in common with…

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Delegate Cox outlines expanded vision for Online Virginia Network

Delegate Cox outlines expanded vision for Online Virginia Network
May 14, 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2020 COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) on Thursday outlined an expanded vision for the Online Virginia Network, citing lessons learned from and a need to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cox, speaking at his last meeting as Chair of the OVN Board, said OVN should broaden…

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Reconvene Session Update

Reconvene Session Update
April 24, 2020

  Dear Friend, On Wednesday, the General Assembly met for its constitutionally-mandated Reconvene Session. For over eight hours, the House of Delegates met outdoors on Capitol Square debating the Governor’s amendments to previously passed legislation, including the state budget. I want to take this opportunity to provide you with an recap of the day’s events….

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Congress passes COVID-19 legislation

Congress passes COVID-19 legislation
March 27, 2020

  Dear Friend, A short while ago, the United States House of Representatives passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Senate unanimously passed the legislation earlier this week and President Trump has indicated he will sign the bill. The CARES Act provides $2 trillion in federal aid to counter the negative…

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Additional COVID-19 Resources

Additional COVID-19 Resources
March 25, 2020

  Dear Friend, Much has changed since my recent email update last Friday, including the issuance of Executive Order 53. I want to take this opportunity to relay to you additional information that may impact you and your family. Below you will find information on schools, delayed tax deadlines, small business disaster loans, unemployment, and…

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources
March 19, 2020

  Dear Friend, I wanted to take a moment this afternoon to share with you several resources related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As your Delegate, I want to ensure that you have the necessary information to keep you and your family both safe and healthy. A state of emergency was declared for Virginia on…

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General Assembly Update: State Budget

General Assembly Update: State Budget
March 12, 2020

  Dear Friend, The House of Delegates will convene at 10 am today to complete one of our final actions of the 2020 session: adopting the state budget. As promised in my most recent email update, I wanted to break down a number of key points in this year’s budget. As a reminder, the Constitution…

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