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In the world of politics and policy-making, information is empowering. Getting the right information quickly is key to strategic development and overall success. KVCF Solutions constantly monitors the news cycle to keep our clients ahead of their next challenge. Below is a compilation of both firm and statewide political news to keep you informed.

Stephen E. Baril to serve as panelist at CryptoVa Begins on March 29th

(Richmond, VA) – On March 29, 2018, KVCF Solutions’ Managing Director Stephen E. Baril will serve on a panel of local thought leaders in the cryptocurrency world at the inaugural CryptoVa event. CryptoVa is a newly formed Virginia trade association committed to fostering a friendly and responsible business environment for digital currency like Bitcoin.

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Virginia Smoke Free Association Holds Annual Legislative Day

(Richmond, VA) – On March 7, 2018, the Virginia Smoke Free Association, representing vapor industry retailers and manufacturers from across the Commonwealth, held its annual legislative day alongside legislative counsel KVCF Solutions. The Association met with a large, bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss issues of importance to the industry. Those topics included the differentiation of vapor products from traditional tobacco products, youth access prevention, smoking cessation, and small business development. 

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Heavy Construction Contractors Association Holds Successful General Assembly Day

(Richmond, VA) – On March 6, 2018 Northern Virginia’s Heavy Construction Contractors Association, in coordination with legislative counsel KVCF Solutions, held its annual legislative day. Representing over 39,000 employees in Northern Virginia, the Association met with a large, bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss issues central to its mission and a vibrant statewide transportation network. Those topics included workforce development, sustainable funding, and overall transportation planning.

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Governor Northam Calls April 11 Special Session for General Assembly

(Richmond, VA) – Governor Ralph Northam today signed a proclamation calling the members of the Virginia General Assembly into special session on April 11th to complete their work on the Commonwealth’s budget after they adjourned last week without passing a biennial spending plan for Virginia.

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Virginia House and Senate to Vote on Budget Today

(Richmond, VA) – Today both the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia vote on their respective versions of the Commonwealth’s budget for the next two years. After today, appointees from both the House and Senate will work to decide on a single document for presentation to Governor Ralph Northam.

With significant differences centered around whether or not to expand Medicaid, the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Michael Martz covers the details in his article of February 21, 2018.

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Virginia General Assembly Reaches Halftime

(Richmond, VA) – Today marks the procedural half-way point of the Virginia General Assembly’s 60-day legislative session. As reported in the Virginian-Pilot, ‘. . . 54% of the 2,600 bills have been killed for the year, but plenty remain.’

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Virginia General Assembly Convenes

(Richmond, VA) – Yesterday the Virginia General Assembly convened its 2018 Session in noteworthy fashion. A nearly equally divided House of Delegates unanimously elected Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) as its new Speaker, indicating a willingness to work across party lines during the long 60-day session.

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