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Legislative Update – August 24, 2018

The Legislative Newsletter contains updates on legislative happenings and other state actions of interest to local governments. For questions regarding items in the summary, contact David Blount, TJPDC Legislative Liaison at dblount@tjpdc.org or 434-979-7310 x103.

2018-08-24T15:16:21+00:00August 24th, 2018|

Legislative Update – July 24, 2018

The Legislative Newsletter contains updates on legislative happenings and other state actions of interest to local governments. For questions regarding items in the summary, contact David Blount, TJPDC Legislative Liaison at dblount@tjpdc.org or 434-979-7310 x103.

2018-08-24T15:14:01+00:00July 24th, 2018|

Legislative Update – June 27, 2018

The Legislative Newsletter contains updates on legislative happenings and other state actions of interest to local governments. For questions regarding items in the summary, contact David Blount, TJPDC Legislative Liaison at dblount@tjpdc.org or 434-979-7310 x103.

2018-06-27T13:12:54+00:00June 27th, 2018|

Legislative Update – May 24, 2018

The General Assembly returns to Richmond April 11, having been called into a special session by Governor Ralph Northam to address the state budget, approval of which eluded lawmakers during the regular session. This special session is set to begin one week prior to the General Assembly’s one-day reconvened (“veto”) session on April 18 to consider changes to bills approved by the legislature and sent to the governor for his consideration.

2018-05-29T11:54:58+00:00May 24th, 2018|

Legislative Update – March 29, 2018

The General Assembly returns to Richmond April 11, having been called into a special session by Governor Ralph Northam to address the state budget, approval of which eluded lawmakers during the regular session. This special session is set to begin one week prior to the General Assembly’s one-day reconvened (“veto”) session on April 18 to consider changes to bills approved by the legislature and sent to the governor for his consideration.

2018-03-30T14:48:45+00:00March 30th, 2018|

Legislative Update – March 10, 2018

The House and Senate budget plans were debated and approved on their respective floors last Thursday. Budget conferees have been appointed and will be trying to work toward a compromise. However, before the two plans can be reconciled, the issue of expanding access to health care must be resolved.

2018-03-12T10:41:28+00:00March 10th, 2018|

Legislative Update – March 1, 2018

The House and Senate budget plans were debated and approved on their respective floors last Thursday. Budget conferees have been appointed and will be trying to work toward a compromise. However, before the two plans can be reconciled, the issue of expanding access to health care must be resolved.

2018-03-02T09:45:35+00:00March 1st, 2018|

Legislative Update – February 23, 2018

As explained in the Legislative Update earlier this week, the House and Senate reported their proposed amendments to the introduced budget for FY19/FY20 on Sunday. Additional details on their respective changes were released on Tuesday, followed by discussion and votes on the changes on the House and Senate floors yesterday. The House approved its version of the budget on a 68 to 32 vote, while the Senate plan was endorsed 25 to 15.

2018-02-24T15:08:17+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

Legislative Update – February 16, 2018

The House and Senate money committees have worked this week to craft amendments to the introduced budget for FY19/FY20. The House Appropriations Committee will meet at 1 pm on Sunday to present its recommendations, while the Senate Finance Committee gathers at 5 pm to release its proposed amendments. Look for an update early next week containing highlights of the proposed House and Senate budget plans.

2018-02-19T12:41:42+00:00February 16th, 2018|

Legislative Update – February 9, 2018

The pace was hectic at the General Assembly this past week, as committees were working feverishly to clear their dockets of legislation prior to next Tuesday’s deadline for considering bills in their introduced chamber. Several Senate Committees had completed their dockets early last week, and floor sessions lengthened toward the end of the week, with longer sessions anticipated Monday and Tuesday.

2018-02-10T11:39:31+00:00February 10th, 2018|