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Vet Update – Recent Vet/Military Actions, Vet Jobs, Congressional & VA Guard Updates

Vet Update – Recent Vet/Military Actions, Vet Jobs, Congressional & VA Guard Updates
May 9, 2016

This first week in May has been a very wet one; I am looking forward to a more typical Virginia May with pleasant weather as we move along. As the 2016 Legislative Session, to include the Veto Session, is behind us, I want to update you on some of my out of Session veteran/military related…

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Cox wins $3,000 for Colonial Heights Public Schools

Cox wins $3,000 for Colonial Heights Public Schools
April 26, 2016

(L-R) Delegate Kirk Cox and Lindsay Berry, of Anthem, present Athletic Director Bob Rose and Superintendent Joe Cox with a $3,000 check. Colonial Heights – On April 25th Delegate Kirk Cox made a special check presentation to Colonial Heights Public Schools representatives before the 6PM baseball game at Shepherd stadium. During the 2016 General Assembly…

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Reconvened Session Completed – 2016 General Assembly Adjourned

Reconvened Session Completed – 2016 General Assembly Adjourned
April 21, 2016

The Virginia General Assembly convened Wednesday for the “reconvened” or “veto” session to consider Governor Terry McAuliffe’s amendments and vetoes. Governor McAuliffe signed over 700 bills this year, but he vetoed 32 bills and amended 57 more. He made 30 amendments to the conservative and responsible budget passed by the General Assembly. Watch the floor…

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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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