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General Assembly January 20th
Today during the General Assembly, Ira Agricola participated in briefings from State Secretary of Transportation, Aubrey Layne, Virginia Port Authority Chair, John Milliken, and Virginia Port Authority President, John Reinhart.
General Assembly January 19th
A heavy majority of discussions at the General Assembly today revolved around transportation. Chamber EVP and lobbyist, Ira Agricola, had a meeting this morning with Delegate Dawn Hester to discuss transportation funding, Port of Virginia Funding and support for K12 in the Commonwealth. It should be noted that Delegate Hester is carrying a portion of the education funding legislation.
News and Notes January 18, 2016
The following is a summary of policy information concerning the top legislative initiatives of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
General Assembly, January 18th
On Monday, January 18th, the Chambers EVP and lobbyist, Ira Agricola, met in Richmond to discuss the general laws in the Commonwealth and matters related to transportation and the Certificate of Public Need legislation.
Virginia General Assembly Activity for January 14th
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce EVP and lead lobbyist, Ira Agricola, along with members of the regions' hospitality community met with Delegates Knight and Davis this morning to cover a broad range of business issues impacting the hospitality and tourism industry in Hampton Roads
Third State of the Commonwealth speech given by Governor McAuliffe
Last night Governor McAuliffe gave his third State of the Commonwealth speech. In it he offered insight into his administration's priorities for the 60 day legislative session.
The Virginia General Assembly is back in session
The Virginia General Assembly convened for a 60 day session today. The Governor is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address tonight at 7 pm.
News and Notes January 7, 2016
The Virginia General Assembly will convene on January 13th for a 60-day session that will produce the Commonwealths two-year budget.
Today's annual meeting of VAFREE
HRCC President Bryan Stephens and EVP Ira agricola participated in today's annual meeting of VAFREE.
Greetings Chamber Members
On behalf of your staff team here at the chamber, I wanted to take this opportunity to communicate with each of you prior to the 2016 General Assembly session. We want you to know that we will be in Richmond throughout the sixty day session representing the business interests of our members. As your lead lobbyist I pledge to each of you that we will clearly communicate the needs of our members and our region through direct communication with our twenty nine State Senators and Delegates and with testimony before General Assembly Committees. You will be able to follow our activities daily through social media and weekly through our News and Notes digest of business related legislative activity.
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