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Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The State of Education In Virginia According to Anne Holton

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*Article and photo reprinted with permission – rvanews, January 27, 2016 by Susan Howson Well, it happened again. Virginia Secretary of Education, the Honorable Anne Holton, agreed to have coffee with me and fill me with education knowledge. On the heels of the Governor’s 2016 budget announcement, Holton is about to enjoy a lot of things going […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 4

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

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Despite the record snowfall, college presidents and their supporting business and industry delegations came to Richmond this week to visit with legislators and explain the importance of funding and legislation to support workforce credentials delivered through the Virginia Community College System.  The time and effort spent to make these contacts and advocate for our workforce […]

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Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

It’s been a busy and interesting first week in the General Assembly.  Procedural and organizational matters have dominated the first three days; committee memberships have been announced, and many bills will start to be considered in committee next week. As of this morning, 2,169 pieces of legislation have been introduced, and only 81 have begun […]

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Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

As typically happens in a “long” session of the General Assembly, committees geared up this week, but very few bills moved forward. To date, 2421 bills have been filed, and 2167 are still pending.  The deadline for bills to be filed is at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. That means that there will be a flurry of […]

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Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The 2016 General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, January 13.  So far, 959  bills  have been introduced and 43 bills of interest to the VCCS have already been identified that we will be carefully reviewing  and working to pass, fail, or improve. A list of the bills identified for the VCCS is attached. Bill introduction will accelerate […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Virginia’s Community Colleges to Play Significant Role in Governor’s Budget Proposal

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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In his annual State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Terry McAuliffe emphasized the need to reorient the state’s approach to education and training to meet the demands of a 21st Century workplace. “If we are going to prepare students for the jobs of today and create the jobs of tomorrow, we must fundamentally change the […]

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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Citizen Leader on Stage

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Shakespeare once observed that “All the world’s a stage”, and for the late Robert “Bobby” Harrell, public service was his window on the world, the stage where he played major roles in business, education and government. According to Bobby, “what you see often depends on where you look.” He looked for opportunities to serve others, […]

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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 7

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Adjournment Should Happen Tomorrow; Budget Already Approved For the first time in recent memory, the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on time, with the budget adopted yesterday. Typically, the budget bill is not approved until the final day of the session, so this unprecedented early action is refreshing!  The budget news for the VCCS […]

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Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 6

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Budget conferees named; McAuliffe announces revenue increase This week, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the revised revenue forecast predicts an additional $136 million that may be incorporated into the spending plans for the General Assembly’s budget for the remainder of the biennium.  This amount comes on top of $338 million in additional revenue that the […]

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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 5

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget Status The budgets released by the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on Sunday have passed the House of Delegates and Senate, respectively.  The House budget has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate budget has been referred to the House Appropriations Committee.  Traditionally, each house will reject the […]

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