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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)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

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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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 5 (Feb. 6-10, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Below is a brief summary of last week’s activity. Budget Bills HB 1500 (Del. Jones) and SB 900 (Sens. Norment and Hanger) passed their respective houses on Thursday, when each body examined and voted on the amendments proposed by the House  Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on February 5.  The budgets have crossed […]

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Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 4 (Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 4 (Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2017) Budget and Crossover Last week was an exhausting one with the announcements of the budget recommendations for both the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee,  the push for budget priorities to be funded,  and the landslide of bills that have been […]

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Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 3 (Jan. 23-27, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Last week was an eventful one. The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee announced on January 25 that it would be a priority for state employees to receive a 3% salary increase on July 1.  On February 5, the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee will announce their budget amendments, and more will […]

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Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Round Up – Week 2 (Jan. 16-20, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Below is a recap of this past week’s activity in the General Assembly. Bills Re-referred to Senate Finance Committee Several bills which had been assigned to the Senate Education and Health Committee were re-referred to the Senate Finance Committee on January 19.  This includes a number of bills changing college and university board governance, earmarking […]

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Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Weekly General Assembly Roundup-Week 1 (Jan. 11-13, 2017)

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

It was a busy and interesting first week in the 2017 “short” session of the General Assembly. Procedural and organizational matters have dominated the first three days. Special Election Results and House Appropriations Committee Appointment ChangesSpecial elections on January 10 resulted in three new General Assembly members: Jennifer McClellan (D) in the 9th Senatorial District, Mark […]

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Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

“Comprehensive” man took the helm of VCCS on May 9, 1966

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

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  On May 9, 1966, Governor Mills Godwin asked Dana Hamel to become director of the newly created Virginia Community College System that would begin operation on July 1 of that year.  It was a natural choice, as Dr. Hamel was already director of the fledgling technical college system. He had moved to Virginia to […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: It’s a Wrap

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Workforce Credentials Bills Are Signed Into Law Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB 66 (Byron) and SB 576 (Ruff) into law in a ceremony on the south portico of the Capitol. The groundbreaking legislation establishes the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program and Fund. This is the first performance-based model for noncredit workforce funding in the […]

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