Working with our members and partners in various industry sectors, we continue to focus on distinct areas of public policy that are most critical to our members and their growth. We look forward to working with our members to continuously update and focus our policy agenda based on the feedback and concerns expressed.
Your Chamber is an advocate in local and state government for businesses. Read on to review legislation that your Chamber is monitoring.
The Chamber is an advocate in local and state government for businesses and works closely with elected officials to create economic prosperity and enhance the quality of life. Virginia's 2015 General Assembly session convenes on January 14, 2015.
On November 4, elections will be held in Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and Suffolk for City Council and School Board positions. The Hampton Roads Chamber is educating the business community and the region regarding the candidates and pertinent issues.
Members of the General Assembly will now be called on in the 2015 legislative session to make significant adjustments to the two year spending plan. Budget cuts will impact all phases of state government and services including many that touch the business community on a daily basis.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has released its 2014 Legislative Report Card, the Virginia General Assemblys voting record on key business issues.
Governor McAuliffe announced that preliminary figures indicate the state concluded Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 with an approximately $438.5 million shortfall in general fund revenue collections, excluding transfers.
Virginia Senator Lynwood Lewis has scheduled two town hall meetings to discuss the 2014 General Assembly session with constituents in Norfolk.
The Hampton Roads Chamber, in partnership with the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, promotes pro-business legislation in local and state government, advocating for a variety of business-related issues on behalf of nearly 2,600 businesses representing more than 300,000 working men and women in Hampton Roads. The Chambers want to share the 2014 General Assembly outcomes and celebrate the successes for business.
Two meetings are scheduled on Tuesday July 1, 2014 regarding the Dominion Corridor Study following a previously held community workshop.