Today, January 13th, is the first day of the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session. This year is known as a long session, because we spend 60 days in Richmond and have to write an entirely new two-year budget.
Speaker Howell will lay out the House priorities for the year. We will have a broad, bold agenda that offers real solutions to the challenges Virginians face every day.
I remain committed to helping our region bring in more good jobs and to provide training so that our workers will be competitive and ready. Citizens of my district and all Virginians can get ahead if legislators are committed to:
- strengthening Virginia’s economy
- being a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars
- improving our schools so our children can succeed
- improving access to healthcare without expanding broken entitlement programs
- fighting back against federal government and Washington overreach
One of our most important priorities this year is to craft the biennial state budget. The House of Delegates consistently adopts strong, conservative budgets that invest in the core functions of government while guarding taxpayer dollars. We must continue that.
As we move through the legislative session, I hope that you will stay connected with me. I enjoy hearing my constituents as we consider legislative proposals for the year. You can always email me at DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov or call my Capitol office at 804-698-1014.
You can follow legislation that is before the General Assembly by accessing the webpage: http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/