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Norfolk Division of the Chamber Support Senate Bill 1559
The Norfolk Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber has been a strong advocate for C-PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) and has expressed its support of SB 1559.
Chesapeake Division Supports Mega Site Project
The Chesapeake Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber has been a strong advocate for the location and development of viable and “shovel ready” sites in Chesapeake and in the region.
Members of the Virginia General Assembly are Fully Engrossed in Legislative Hearings
Last Friday, January 18, was the last day for Virginia General Assembly members to file bills and joint resolutions. The next major deadline is Tuesday, February 5. Check out this week's Legislative Review.
The Hampton Roads Chamber Joins a Coalition of Business Groups Supporting Senate Bills 1457 and 1486
In the most recent U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s national rankings, Virginia is ranked #10 in the country, down from #7 just a few years ago.
Hampton Roads Chamber Legislative Review - January 18, 2019
This week marks the second week of the General Assembly, The Federal "shutdown" is costing Virginia $7 Million a week. State Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne also told lawmakers that if the shutdown continues, Virginia could lose $100 Million Per month the Commonwealth has to finance food stamps. Check out this week's Legislative Review.
Business Groups Opposed to SB1200
SB1200 increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10/per hour (by July 1, 2019), to $13/per hour (by July 2020), and $15/per hour (by July 1, 2021).
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE)
Property owners and developers can have a better financing mechanism to meet the new resiliency standards in Norfolk, if C-PACE is approved. Join Viridiant, Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, and the Hampton Roads Chamber on February 28th to hear the benefits of C-PACE for the Hampton Roads area.
Top Issues in the 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session
The 2019 Virginia General Assembly session convened on Wednesday, January 9. Check out this week's Legislative Review
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