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Commonwealth's Counties

General Assembly in full swing means Capitol Contact in your inbox


It’s been a fast and furious General Assembly Session here at VACo. Our Legislative Team has worked hard advocating on a slew of issues affecting counties.

We’ve chronicled these issues in Capitol Contacts since the start of the session. Capitol Contact is VACo’s legislative bulletin that is published at least twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday when the General Assembly is in session. VACo also issues a Capitol Contact ALERT when we need your help in supporting or opposing a bill.

Here are the latest Capitol Contacts.

February 3, 2016 ALERT: Call and email NOW to oppose HB 801

February 2, 2016: Bill targeting local business taxes defeated

February 1, 2016 ALERT (2nd Request): Place your calls and emails NOW to oppose HB 812!

February 1, 2016 ALERT: Call Today to Oppose Harmful FOIA Bill

January 29, 2016 ALERT: Proposed limited residency bills raise safety, zoning and tax concerns

January 28, 2016: Proposed legislation freezes local business tax rates

January 21, 2016: VACo opposes comprehensive stormwater bills

January 19, 2016: Freedom of Information Act Bills in large numbers

January 14, 2016: VACo Stands with Governor in Support of Increased K-12 Public Education Funding

VACo members, if you aren’t receiving Capitol Contact, please email Gage Harter at to be added to the distribution list. If you want to receive a text alert – email your name and cell phone number to

VACo Contact: Dean Lynch, CAE

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