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VHHA Honors 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award Recipients

September 16, 2016News Clip

Eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award that recognizes legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly. Award recipients for 2016 are Senator George L. Barker (D-Fairfax County); Delegate M. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna); Delegate Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington County); Senator Janet D. Howell (D-Fairfax County); Delegate Matthew James (D-Portsmouth); Senator Stephen D. Newman (RLynchburg); Senator William M.

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Budget and Virginia Supreme Court

March 16, 2016Blog Post

As we approach the end of the 2016 session , I want to report to you on both the final budget and the selection of a Supreme Court justice.  The budget is something I am proud to be associated with.  The Supreme Court debacle is a disgrace.


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Upcoming I-66 Public Hearings

March 2, 2016Blog Post

As you may remember from a recent e-newsletter, a major compromise has been reached on the I-66 transmodal project.  Design Public Hearings had been scheduled in January and February but were not held due to inclement weather.  Those hearings have now been scheduled for the following dates and locations:

 (All hearing times are 6-8 pm. A brief presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.)

 Monday, March 7, 2016

Washington-Lee High School Cafeteria

1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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More steps forward for Arlington tourism-tax measure

February 25, 2016News Clip

Barring last-minute hiccups, the Arlington County government now appears likely to get back its taxing authority for tourism promotion.

Measures to end the five-year moratorium on the taxing authority continue to move forward in Richmond:

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Updated: Arlington tourism-tax bill makes progress, but still has hurdles

February 24, 2016News Clip

Published Thursday, February 24, 2016 7:00 am

The House of Delegates’ Committee on Finance has OK’d a Senate bill giving Arlington back its ability to levy a surtax on hotel stays to pay for tourism. But the approval was conditioned on an amendment that could complicate the bill’s path to success.

Committee members voted 15-7 in support of a measure by state Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd) to restore the taxing authority, which had been stripped in 2011.

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