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The 2020 General Assembly session will span from January 8 to March 7 as legislators will deliberate on many issues of critical importance to local government, including equal taxing authority, the state budget, broadband, education funding, economic development, public safety, taxes and other policy matters.

VACo will continually provide updates during the session through Capitol Contact. VACo Members – To ensure that you are receiving Capitol Contact, please send Gage Harter your best email address.

Capitol Contact will be published every Tuesday and Thursday. In addition, VACo will email and text Capitol Contact Alerts to County Officials on important issues before they are heard by select committees. We will send notifications on the VACo mobile app whenever we release a Capitol Contact. Be sure to download the VACo app on your phone.

Please check VACo’s website and the General Assembly webpage often to get the latest information and bill updates. Also, be on the lookout for legislative podcasts and videos with state lawmakers and VACo Staff. VACo will continue to release its newsletter, County Connections, around the first and 15th of each month.

And be sure to attend VACo’s Local Government Day on February 6 in Richmond. Governor Ralph Northam has been invited to speak and VACo Staff will give legislative reports. Local leaders will have the opportunity to advocate on behalf of localities throughout the day and network and share information at a reception in the evening. Be a part of the legislative process at the 2020 General Assembly Session.

VACo Contact: Dean Lynch

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