Jobs & Economy Category Archive

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House budget includes $95 million for rainy day fund, teacher pay raises and funding for school security

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Budget, Education, Issues, Jobs & Economy, Press Releases, Taxes

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia House of Delegates outlined its proposed amendments to the 2012-2014 state budget Sunday. The proposal includes a $95 million deposit in the state’s rainy day fund, $45 million in local aid reversion, a pay raise for teachers and school support staff, new funding for school security and funding for 250 Medicaid waiver slots. “This is … Read More

House Passes Legislation to Protect Secret Ballot & Employee Privacy

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Issues, Jobs & Economy

The Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday to protect the secret ballot in union elections and protect employers from being required to give employee information like cell phone numbers, e-mail addresses and shift times to third parties. House Bills 1385 and 1931 were carried by Delegate Barbara Comstock. “These are common-sense measures to protect workers’ rights and privacy,” said … Read More

House Courts Committee passes tort reform package

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Issues, Jobs & Economy

The Virginia House of Delegates Courts of Justice Committee cleared a major tort reform package on Monday, sending six pieces of legislation to the floor of the House of Delegates for final approval. The legislative package represents a major compromise between the business, medical and legal communities and will make significant changes to key areas of Virginia’s tort laws. The … Read More