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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 8

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Budget Recommendations Revealed on Sunday The House and Senate have already adjourned, as “crossover” concluded on Tuesday, bill passage deadlines are not looming,  and members of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee work to finish their budget recommendations, which will be revealed on Sunday, Feb. 21.  The HAC will hold a briefing […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 7

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Legislation Will Help Educational Foundations With Bond Market Access SB 313 (Petersen) and HB 1012 (Massie) will allow foundations of public institutions of higher education in Virginia to use the Virginia College Building Authority as a conduit issuer to access the tax-exempt bond market for financing foundation-sponsored capital projects. Currently, foundations of public higher educational […]

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Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 6

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

House and Senate Workforce Credentials Bills Clear Committees of Origin A substitute for HB 66 (Byron) passed out of the House Education Committee on February 10.  The bill was unanimously reported from the Higher Education Subcommittee on Feb. 9.  All House workforce bills (HB 792, HB 793, HB 1206) have been tabled, and those bills’ […]

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Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 5

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 1 comment.

January revenue numbers due next week will influence revenue reforecast for the bienniumAt some point during the latter part of next week, state officials will receive the January revenue report. The week of February 8, the Secretary of Finance will announce a revenue reforecast for the upcoming biennium, based upon the January report. The Senate […]

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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.

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.

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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