Thursday, April 21, 2016

GO Virginia adopted

Late yesterday evening, the Virginia General Assembly adopted GO Virginia's legislation by a wide, bipartisan margin. This action follows several weeks of negotiations, detailed here, over how a new state board that will oversee the implementation of this legislation will be composed. The revised legislation now goes to the Governor, who has agreed to sign it into law. As part of this compromise, implementation can now begin without delay.

To grow and diversify Virginia’s economy, business, education, and local government leaders in each region must work together. GO Virginia has now provided a framework for that collaboration. The passage of this compromise caps months of work by you, the members of the GO Virginia coalition, to accomplish this goal.

Thank you for all you have done to achieve this legislative success...but we have much work ahead of us to get these programs off the ground. We look forward to working with you on the implementation of this landmark legislation.

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