Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Best regards from Richmond! We have now finished the sixth week of the 2015 General Assembly Session. The time spent in committees is getting shorter, but each day’s floor session is getting longer! This year’s session is scheduled to end on February 28th.
Monday was Presidents Day, and a holiday for many. But here at the General Assembly, we pressed on with our usual full schedule. Even though we worked, we did take note of the importance of the day. Virginia is the mother of presidents, with eight United States presidents having been born in the Commonwealth, starting with George Washington!
On Tuesday, Richmond was covered under at least six inches of snow. But even though the Executive branch was closed, as well as many schools and local governments, the House and Senate continued to move forward with the people’s business. Tuesday was the deadline for all finance and revenue bills to be attended to, which created a long floor session as the House and Senate sent messages back and forth to each other, ironing out the details. We managed to finish this important work before the deadline. …Read More