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Vets Update – 2016 General Assembly – Vet Events – The Guard – US Navy

Vets Update – 2016 General Assembly – Vet Events – The Guard – US Navy
March 25, 2016

As we are between the closing of the regular Session of the 2016 General Assembly and the Re-convened Session, I want to provide you with a short summary of veterans’ legislation passed by the General Assembly. I also want to pass along information on a milestone for Colonial Heights American Legion Post 284; a Vietnam…

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Session Ends Ahead of Schedule

Session Ends Ahead of Schedule
March 15, 2016

The 2016 General Assembly adjourned Friday, March 11th, completing its work ahead of schedule for the second year in a row. The early adjournment will save taxpayers over $25,000. This year, the House of Delegates worked tirelessly to strengthen Virginia’s economy to help middle class families, improve our education system so all children have the…

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2016 General Assembly Session – Good for Veterans

2016 General Assembly Session – Good for Veterans
March 7, 2016

We are now in the final week of the 2016 Session of the General Assembly. Each chamber has completed action on its budget bills that are now in conference to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate budgets. The last pieces of legislation are also being considered by each chamber for final passage and…

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March 3, 2016 Telephone Town Hall Results

March 3, 2016 Telephone Town Hall Results
March 4, 2016

Virginia continues to face budget constraints due to sequestration and federal tax increases. How do you believe the General Assembly should address such budgetary constraints? Participants were only able to choose 1 option.   Raise General or Statewide Taxes (sales, income, business and/or gas)………………………………………………….……3% Increase Specific Fees to Cover the Actual Cost of Providing Certain…

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Governor Vetoes Important Bills

Governor Vetoes Important Bills
March 4, 2016

We are now one week away from the scheduled end of our 60-day legislative session. This week was a productive week for the House of Delegates. We are finishing House committee work, presenting our remaining bills before Senate Committees, reviewing amendments from the Senate, and continuing to work on the budget. As we wind down…

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Conservative Budget Supports Issues Important to Families

Conservative Budget Supports Issues Important to Families
February 26, 2016

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a two-year budget Thursday that includes no fee or tax increases, eliminates state liabilities, reduces borrowing, makes significant K-12 Education investments, holds college tuition increases down, invests in economic development while increasing accountability, provides funding to help combat domestic violence, and strengthens the healthcare safety net. The budget bill, HB30,…

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Crossover Veterans Legislation Update

Crossover Veterans Legislation Update
February 19, 2016

We have reached Crossover, the mid-point in the Session when each Chamber has completed action on its Bills and begins to consider the Bills from the other Chamber. The Appropriations Committee in the House and the Finance Committee in the Senate, however, continue to work on their versions of the final Budget. This mid-point is…

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Session Passed Midway Point, Focus on Veteran-Friendly Legislation

Session Passed Midway Point, Focus on Veteran-Friendly Legislation
February 19, 2016

The General Assembly closes out week 6 of this year’s Session. This Session has seen over 2,800 bills introduced between the House and Senate, with 3 bills having already been signed into law. In this Update, I highlight House Republican legislation that successfully passed the House, report on legislative progress for the Military and Veterans…

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House Republican Legislative Priorities Pass with Overwhelming Support

House Republican Legislative Priorities Pass with Overwhelming Support
February 12, 2016

We are approaching the halfway point of the General Assembly Session known as “Crossover.” Crossover is the day when each chamber must finish work on its own legislation and then may only consider legislation from the other body. This year Crossover is on Tuesday, February 16, which means that the House must complete all of…

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