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General Assembly Update: Week 1

General Assembly Update: Week 1
January 13, 2020

The 2020 General Assembly session is officially underway! As I have in year’s past, I’ll be writing a weekly email that covers the actions of the House of Delegates. I hope that you’ll find these weekly updates informative and useful. Opening Day The House of Delegates officially convened at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 8th…

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Delegate Cox appointed to Appropriations and Rules committees

Delegate Cox appointed to Appropriations and Rules committees
January 9, 2020

  RICHMOND — Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) was today appointed to the House Appropriations Committee and the House Rules Committee by Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax). “I’m pleased with my appointment to the Appropriations and Rules committees,” said Delegate Cox. “Serving on these key committees will allow me the opportunity to voice concerns that my…

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Speaker Kirk Cox announces legislation to increase reward for crime reports to $5,000

Speaker Kirk Cox announces legislation to increase reward for crime reports to $5,000
October 5, 2019

  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox was joined by area law enforcement on Saturday to announce legislation that he will carry during the 2020 General Assembly Session, allowing Crime Stoppers and Crime Solvers groups statewide to increase reward payouts to $5,000. Speaker Cox made the announcement ahead of the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime…

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Speaker Kirk Cox receives Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation’s Legislative Impact Award

Speaker Kirk Cox receives Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation’s Legislative Impact Award
October 2, 2019

  Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox was honored Tuesday with the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation’s Legislative Impact Award. This is the first time the VBCF has awarded the Legislative Impact Award. Speaker Cox was presented with the award Tuesday afternoon at the VBCF’s Inaugural “More Than a Pink Ribbon Awards” luncheon at Lewis…

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Lottery Funding for Our Schools

Lottery Funding for Our Schools
September 3, 2019

School is officially back in session this week for Chesterfield and Colonial Heights students. It’s an exciting time of the year for many, though some students may disagree with me on that point. Around this time of year, particularly during an election year, I’m often asked about how the state lottery supports K-12 education. It’s…

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Equifax Breach Settlement

Equifax Breach Settlement
August 7, 2019

147 million Americans had their personal information exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Equifax has agreed to pay at least $575 million in penalties, fees, and compensation to victims. Those impacted are eligible to receive $125 to cover credit monitoring or are able to receive…

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Tax Free Weekend is August 2-4

Tax Free Weekend is August 2-4
July 31, 2019

Virginia’s annual Tax Free Weekend is coming up this weekend, August 2-4. 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 and footwear: Qualified school supplies…

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Statement of House Speaker Kirk Cox on Virginia being named Best State for Business by CNBC

Statement of House Speaker Kirk Cox on Virginia being named Best State for Business by CNBC
July 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2019 Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox released the following statement Tuesday after CNBC awarded Virginia with the top spot as the nation’s Best State for Business: “There’s no secret behind Virginia’s climb to the top of the rankings this year. Our highly-educated workforce, our business-friendly regulatory environment, low…

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Upcoming Tax Rebate Deadline

Upcoming Tax Rebate Deadline
June 20, 2019

Dear Friend, During the 2019 General Assembly session, I was proud to support legislation that will result in a $1.2 billion tax cut for Virginia families. As part of the legislation, the Taxpayer Relief Fund was set up to return to the taxpayers an estimated $450 million In order to qualify for the rebate, state…

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