Jobs & Economy Category Archive

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Business Development Caucus unveils jobs agenda

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RICHMOND, VA – Members of the Business Development Caucus in the Virginia House of Delegates unveiled their legislative agenda on Monday aimed at easing regulations on businesses and promoting home-based entrepreneurship. The group of legislators is highlighting 12 bills this session dealing with a range of issues from paperwork reduction to tort reform. The four founding members of the caucus … Read More

RTD Op-Ed by Speaker Howell

HouseGOP2013 General Assembly Session, Budget, Education, Issues, Jobs & Economy

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: The Virginia General Assembly convenes for the 2013 legislative session on Wednesday. This year presents a unique opportunity for leaders in Richmond to build on our success in recent years and make real progress for the commonwealth. In the House of Delegates, we are committed to a core set of priorities — the issues most important … Read More

Statement of Speaker William J. Howell Regarding Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Hitting a Three-Year Low

HouseGOP2012 General Assembly Session, Jobs & Economy

RICHMOND, VA – Following yesterday’s announcement that unemployment in the Commonwealth has dropped to a three-year low of 5.8 percent, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement: “Yesterday, federal employment data indicated that the unemployment rate in the Commonwealth dropped to 5.8 percent, the lowest rate since 2009.  This is a positive sign that Virginia … Read More

House Republicans Highlight Success of Legislative Agenda at End of 2011 Session

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RICHMOND, VA – Highlighting the legislative achievements of the 60-member strong House Republican Majority Caucus in delivering real reforms and forward-looking investments to address the concerns of the Commonwealth, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today highlighted the positive results of the policy initiatives advanced by House Republicans this year. After cutting fees, reducing authorized debt, investing … Read More

Ron Villanueva on Governor’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board

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Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virgiia Beach) will support Governor Bob McDonnell’s efforts to increase state contracts with small, woman, and minority-owned businesses as part of the newly-appointed Governor’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board. In addition to serving in the House, Del. Villanueva is executive vice president at SEK Solutions, a growing small business headquartered in Virginia Beach. He brings private sector and … Read More

Danny Marshall Helps Bring Jobs to Southside

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Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), was featured in The News Leader for his role in bringing jobs to Southside Virginia. Marshall, a member of the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (or TICR, as its commonly called), detailed the plans for a National Tire Research Center, which will bring $12M in research and testing expenditures and 183 new jobs to Southside: … Read More

Virginia’s Lessons for America: Speaker Howell on WRVA

VA HouseGOPBudget, Featured, Issues, Jobs & Economy, Taxes

Catch Speaker Howell’s interview on WRVA’s Jimmy Barrett show. Filling in for Jimmy, guest host Congressman Randy Forbes and the Speaker discussed the lessons Washington can learn from Virginia: The no-tax-increase way from a $4.2 Billion deficit to a balanced budget How to foster a pro-business, pro-jobs economy As well as the sure-fire method to stop job creation—create uncertainty for … Read More

Governor Signs GOP Delegates Jobs Bills

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Governor McDonnell traveled to the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon today to sign key job creation and economic development bills, many of which were carried by Caucus members: Del. Sam Nixon’s HB 523, which provides capital gains tax relief for investments in science and biotech startups. Del. Jim LeMunyon’s HB 792, which makes relocating to Virginia easier for businesses … Read More