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PROGRESS INDEX: 1,200 participate telephone town hall with Del. Cox

PROGRESS INDEX: 1,200 participate telephone town hall with Del. Cox
January 21, 2016

1,200 participate telephone town hall with Del. Cox Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) held his first Telephone Town Hall of the 2016 General Assembly Session on Tuesday, Jan.19 Del. Kirk Cox, right, speaks to town hall participants on a speaker phone while Legislative Aide Kelly Gee records poll question results. Contributed Photo RICHMOND – Delegate…

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January 19, 2016 Telephone Town Hall Results

January 19, 2016 Telephone Town Hall Results
January 21, 2016

January 19, 2016 Telephone Town Hall Results* How would you describe the House of Delegate’s efforts to improve transparency?   The House is taking necessary steps to improve transparency…………………………………………..……28% The House is on the right track but more work is needed……………………………………………………….59% The House is not doing enough to increase transparency………………………………………………………12% Virginia is home to more…

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2016: New Session, New Budget

2016: New Session, New Budget
January 15, 2016

The 2016 General Assembly Session opened Wednesday, January 13th, and got off to a quick start! We have a lot to get done in our sixty day Session to make life better for Virginia’s citizens. In this update, I recap opening day ceremonies, discuss the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth address, the budget, some of…

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Bottom-up job creation in Virginia

Bottom-up job creation in Virginia
January 11, 2016

“We who live in free-market societies believe that growth, prosperity and, ultimately, human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down.” – Ronald Reagan These words spoken by Ronald Reagan truly embody the foundational principles necessary for creating a self-reliant and diverse economy. While President Reagan uttered these words three decades ago,…

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Election Day Less Than 50 Days Away

Election Day Less Than 50 Days Away
September 22, 2015

Much focus has been placed on the 2016 Presidential race with the recent Republican debates. However, with elections less than 50 days away, I wanted to remind of you of the critical state and local elections that are on the ballot this year. The House Republican Caucus is running several world class challenger candidates across…

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Endorsement – EPA Push Back – Meeting Constituents

Endorsement – EPA Push Back – Meeting Constituents
September 2, 2015

Endorsement – EPA Push Back – Meeting Constituents I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer and parents and students are ready to return to their school routines next week. Julie and I have just sent another freshman off to college leaving us with just one in high school at home! In this Update, I note…

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Progress Index: Del. Kirk Cox recognized for his efforts in building apprentice academies

Progress Index: Del. Kirk Cox recognized for his efforts in building apprentice academies
August 21, 2015

By Amir Vera, Progress-Index PRINCE GEORGE — Del. Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, was honored Thursday for his efforts to bring a chain of apprentice academies to the Southern region of the state. The board of directors of both the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, or CCAM, and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems, or CCALS,…

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School Transparency – Sales Tax Holiday – Cox Interns – Job Fair

School Transparency – Sales Tax Holiday – Cox Interns – Job Fair
July 30, 2015

Special Note: National Night Out (NNO) is next Tuesday, August 4th. NNO is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. Several Chesterfield neighborhoods are hosting events. I will be riding around with local police to visit with constituents during their celebrations.   In this update, I want…

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Good News for VA – Budget Surplus

Good News for VA – Budget Surplus
July 14, 2015

Yesterday, we learned that Virginia ended the fiscal year with a $553 million budget surplus.   The General Assembly’s cautious approach and responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars is the reason for this good news. We acted quickly last year to close a projected $2.4 billion shortfall. This year, we adopted a series of conservative amendments…

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