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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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Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chancellor Responds After Governor Signs Workforce Credentials Plan into Law

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

Dear colleagues and friends: Today was an historic day for Virginia’s Community Colleges. The Commonwealth of Virginia will soon invest in high-demand workforce credentials just like it has been investing in our degree programs for the past 50 years. This moment is transformative for individual students seeking another path to success; for businesses that cannot […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 10

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget Conferees Are At Work On February 25, 2016, the House and Senate passed their respective budgets for the 2016-18 biennium (HB 30 and SB 30). The budgets then crossed over to the opposite house, where they were rejected and a conference committee was formed to reconcile the differences between the two sides.  Senate budget […]

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Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 9

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget News is Favorable for the VCCS Budgets unveiled on Feb. 21 from the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are very favorable for the VCCS.  Both sides included new funding for access, student completion and success, and continued support for increased financial aid and significant startup funding for our workforce credentials priority […]

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