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.
The Cannabis Business Association of Virginia (CannaBizVA), representing cannabis growers, processors and retailers from across the Commonwealth, wants to dissolve the government-sanctioned oligopoly five licensees have on the state’s medical marijuana market to spur free enterprise and better meet growing consumer demand.read more
HCCA Honored for Commitment to Workforce Developmentread more
(Richmond, VA) – KVCF Solutions announced today the hiring of Dylan D. Bishop, an attorney, political consultant, and government affairs professional to its fast-growing government relations practice.read more
Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Virginia lobbying firm launches trade association for medical cannabis industry”
(Richmond) – Medical cannabis has officially arrived in the Virginia lobbying world.
Richmond-based government relations firm KVCF Solutions recently announced the formation of CannabisVA, an organization that will focus on promoting a “favorable and responsible business environment for pharma-related cannabis activities in Virginia.”read more
(Richmond, VA) – Sheriffs from across the Commonwealth of Virginia with primary law enforcement responsibilities have united to seek much needed salary increases for their deputies. The Virginia Law Enforcement Sheriffs was formed this summer with a primary goal of “Working together to provide a livable wage for Law Enforcement Deputies.” Law Enforcement Sheriffs answer dangerous calls around the clock, often alone, involving dangerous felons with firearms, domestic disputes, and dangerous crimes in progress.read more
(Richmond, VA) – KVCF Solutions is excited to announce the formation of CannabisVA, and invite you to a kickoff event on October 22, 2018 at Downtown Richmond’s Suntrust Center. CannabisVA is a newly formed Virginia trade association. Its mission is to promote and advance the economic development of medical cannabis and cannabidiol (“CBD”) for medicinal and pharmaceutical uses, and to encourage a favorable and responsible business environment for pharma-related cannabis activities in Virginia among the legislative and regulatory bodies, industry participants and the interested public.read more
(Richmond, VA) – KVCF Solutions and LeClairRyan are excited to announce CryptoVa’s next event, to be held in Richmond, VA on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The event will be held at downtown Richmond’s 1717 Innovation Center from 6:00pm-7:30pm. CryptoVA is a newly formed Virginia trade association. Its mission is to foster a cryptocurrency (think Bitcoin) friendly and responsible business environment in our Commonwealth. We believe Virginia has the opportunity to be a leader in this emerging field, which will benefit all Virginians.read more
(Richmond, VA) – On May 30, 2018, the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia approved the Commonwealth’s budget for the next two years. In doing so, both chambers agreed to join 32 other states in expanding Medicaid and provide 400,000 currently uninsured Virginians health coverage beginning January 1, 2019. Additional features of the $117.3 billion FY19-20 budget include a 3% pay raise for teachers and a 2% pay raise for state employees.read more
(Richmond, VA) – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) announced today that the House will reconvene May 30th at 2pm, following the Senate’s return May 29th. At issue, the Commonwealth’s FY19-20 budget and the full legislature’s stance on whether or not to expand Virginia’s Medicaid program.read more
(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.read more