House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Governor Northam’s Actions on Minimum Wage, ‘Clean Economy’ Act

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement:

“We are squarely in the middle of an unprecedented health and financial crisis. The hundreds of thousands of Virginians who have filed for unemployment and the businesses that employed them are going to be digging out of this financial hole well past May 1, 2021. The actions taken by the Governor fail to provide long-term certainty for Virginia’s businesses and their employees. A thirty-one percent increase to operating costs — plus a 25 percent hike in power bills — would be tough in a great economy, they will be potentially devastating as Virginia looks to rebuild.”