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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

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

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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Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 4

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 3 comments.

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Budget Reports and Crossover Fast Approaching The Senate Finance Committee will report out its budget amendments on Sunday at 12:00 noon.  The House Appropriations Committee’s budget amendments will be made public at 1:00 p.m. Information contained in the reports of interest to the VCCS will be communicated to you as soon as possible; the detailed […]

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Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

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The subcommittee members of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are currently deliberating and finalizing recommendations for the HAC and SFC budgets that will be released on Sunday, February 8.

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Blue Ridge

On Thursday Jan. 22, the Senate Education and Health Committee heard Senator Rosalyn Dance present SB 992, which would streamline and simplify the process for active duty military personnel and veterans to receive academic credit for military training and credentialing at Virginia’s community colleges.

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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Chancellor DuBois at EDICC

The General Assembly session officially began at noon on January 14.  The first week of the General Assembly has been incredibly fast-paced.  As of Friday, Jan. 16, 1915 bills had been introduced.  The deadline for members to file budget amendment requests was today at 5:00 p.m. Workforce Incentive Bill Advances Last Thursday, a VCCS top priority […]

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Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014

Governor Releases 2015 Budget Proposal

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The release of the Governor’s budget proposal for 2015 this week brings the beginning of a new legislative year with General Assembly members returning to Richmond Jan. 14 for a “short” session.  Bills of interest to the VCCS, higher education, and workforce development will be posted on our blog and updated routinely.  A number of bills have […]

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Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Virginia Program Helps Veterans Land Great Jobs

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

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William Lee, a retired Army Veteran, was referred to the SkillSource Group, Inc.’s Northern Virginia Jobs for Veterans (J4VETS) program in November 2013 after he was laid off as a Senior Program Manager. Mr. Lee immediately expressed interest in enrolling in a Project Management Professional (PMP) preparation course with Global Knowledge, which he completed in […]

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Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014

Rebuilding Virginia’s Middle Class through Skills Enhancement

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

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Among the discussions that took place at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Community College System was a panel discussion on what Virginia – and higher education – needs to do to boost employability  of its citizens, and help meet the goal of tripling the attainment of credentials in both credit and noncredit areas. “This is […]

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