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Commonwealth's Counties

Capitol Contact returns


The 2014 General Assembly session will span 60 days, and legislators will deliberate on many issues critical to local government, including tax, state budget, education funding, pension funding and other public policy matters.

VACo will continually provide updates during the session through Capitol Contact and its General Assembly mobile website. To ensure that you and members of board of supervisors are receiving Capitol Contact, please send Gage Harter your best e-mail address.

Capitol Contact is published every Tuesday and Thursday starting Jan. 7. In addition, VACo will e-mail county officials Capitol Contact Alerts and talking points on many issues before they are heard by select committees.

Please check VACo’s website and mobile site often to get the latest information and bill updates. Also, be on the lookout for periodic VACo staff videos on issues that affect counties. VACo will continue to release its newsletter, County Connections, around the first and 15th of each month.

To use the VACo mobile website, open your mobile browser
and visit

Here are a couple of videos that will show you how to add it to your homescreen.



Key Dates

January 8 – General Assembly convenes

January 10 – Last day to submit Budget Amendments

January 17 – Last day for bill introduction

February 11 – Crossover day

February 26 – Last day for each house to complete work on Budget Bill

March 8 – Adjourn Sine Die

April 23 – Veto session

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