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Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018

General Assembly Round Up: Week 9 (March 5-9, 2018)

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General Assembly Round Up: Week 9 (March 5-9, 2018) Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor, governmental relations, VCCS  As you may know, the House of Delegates and the Senate have not agreed on a “caboose” bill budget for the current fiscal year (HB/SB 29), nor a biennial budget bill for the upcoming biennium (HB/SB 30). Therefore, […]

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Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018

General Assembly Round Up: Week 8 – Mar. 2, 2018

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General Assembly Round Up: Week 8 – Mar. 2, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Budget Goes to Conference Conferees on the “caboose” budget bill and the biennial budget bill were named this week. Senators Saslaw, Howell, Norment, Hanger, Wagner, Ruff and Newman were named Senate conferees; all have been […]

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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018

General Assembly – Week 6 Update: Feb. 17, 2018

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General Assembly – Week 5 Update: Feb. 17, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Budget Recommendations To Be Revealed on February 18 The House Appropriations Committee will report out its budget recommendations on Sunday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. The Senate Finance Committee’s recommendations are currently scheduled to be […]

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Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018

General Assembly — Week 4 Update: Feb. 2 2018

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General Assembly — Week 4 Update: Feb. 2 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, VCCS Many bills which have not been heard in committee or subcommittee, or which have been passed by temporarily so that patrons can work on them, will likely be resolved next week since the date for […]

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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018

General Assembly Week 3 Update: Jan. 26, 2018

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General Assembly Week 3 Update: Jan. 26, 2018 Submitted by Ellen R. Davenport, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations We are now 2 ½ weeks from February 13, which is “crossover” day, so activity on legislation will be fast and furious over the next two weeks.  Budget report-outs from the House Appropriations Committee and […]

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Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018

General Assembly Week 2 Update: Jan. 19, 2018

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General Assembly Week 2 Update: Jan. 19, 2018 Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations, Virginia’s community colleges Bills capping tuition and fees to be carried over and studied In the Higher Education subcommittee of the Senate Education and Health Committee yesterday afternoon, five bills to cap tuition and fees at Virginia’s public […]

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Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 1 (Jan. 10-14, 2018)

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General Assembly Convenes Submitted by Ellen Davenport, assistant vice chancellor, governmental relations, Virginia’s Community Colleges The General Assembly convened on January 10 for the first day of the session, and it has been an interesting week. Delegate Kirk Cox was elected as the Speaker of the House on the opening day of the session on a […]

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Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: General Assembly End-of-Session Report

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The General Assembly officially adjourned on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  A bill summary of passed legislation which is of interest to the VCCS is attached. One of the final actions of the 2017 General Assembly was approving the revised budget bill. Top budget priorities for the VCCS in the 2017 legislative session included maintenance of […]

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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 7 (Feb. 20-23, 2017)

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The budget conference report was released Wednesday night, and the vote on the budget will take place on Friday, Feb. 24.  Additional information was available in a briefing by the House Appropriations Committee staff to members Thursday afternoon.  Amendments are being analyzed carefully by VCCS’s budget experts and will be communicated at a later date.  […]

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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 6 (Feb. 13-17, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

With the scheduled “sine die” adjournment date of February 25 approaching next weekend, the 2017 General Assembly is heading down the home stretch. There has been no talk yet of adjourning early, but luckily there has also been no interest of a deadlock on the budget, adjourning later, or having to call a special session in […]

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