Weekly Newsletter 3

Week 3 of the 2018 General Assembly is now in the books. Already the House has been hard at work and has passed several bills that provide practical solutions to everyday issues. I am proud of the hard work my colleagues have done to address adoption reform, improve our education system, and fight the opioid crisis.

In addition to these reforms, we are working hard to protect the issues that matter most to you all. In my pre-session survey, many of you indicated that you were worried about legislation that would raise taxes. We have been hard at work already defeating $30 million dollars in tax increases. Hard working families need to be able to keep more money in their pocket, not less. If you haven’t had a chance to complete our survey, you can continue to fill it out online.

We’re also excited to share with you all a major win for our community this week! Many of you know that the Goochland Drive-in Theater has been attempting to gain access to the blue highway attraction sign for 8 years on I-64. When they sought out help from our office, we brought together a team of people from VDOT and a number of other agencies. After discussion, they agreed to grant the GDIT an exemption. They have submitted their application and the sign will be up on I-64 this spring.

Once again, this week saw a number of visitors to our office downtown. Thank you to all of the constituents and advocacy groups who took the time to come and talk with us about a number of important issues. We encourage all of our constituents to take a trip during session and to keep up with us by following our Facebook and Twitter for updates. I look forward to another exciting week starting on Monday.

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