January 31, 2014 – Updates

January 31, 2014 – Updates

January 31, 2014

 

Friends,

 

We have just finished another very interesting and productive week in the General Assembly.   With “cross-over” just over two weeks away, the Senate and the House of Delegates continued to consider their legislation in numerous committees, with the surviving bills being given final consideration by the two houses no later than Midnight on February 11th. “Cross-over” is the mid-point of the General Assembly session when both houses exchange their approved legislation for consideration and final vote in each of the two bodies.

 

This week …

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Legislative Updates – January

Legislative Updates – January

January 24, 2014

 

Friends,

We all have shared a very cold week in our area, and record cold temperatures gripped Virginia’s Capitol as well. But in spite of the polar vortex, the people’s business continued at a brisk pace. But as the General Assembly conducted the work of the people, we all learned of the indictments of former Governor Bob McDonnell and former First Lady Maureen McDonnell. While we all know that indictments are no more than allegations that must first be proven in a court of …

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Virginia’s Transportation Debate

As a result of the historic vote this past weekend in the Virginia General Assembly, the solution to fund the state’s transportation budget is unfortunately on a fast track to be one of the highest tax increases in state history.

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Medicaid Expansion

Make no mistake, an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program carries with it a price tag, a very large price tag. Our country is slowly drowning in a sea of red ink. Expanding the Medicaid program in Virginia on a promise from the federal government to continually subsidize the program would certainly be foolhardy.

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