VACo County Pulse Legislative Series

Season 1 | 2021

Marcus Alert | May 24 | Episode 5


Dean Lynch speaks with VACo Director of Government Affairs Katie Boyle about the Marcus Alert legislation.


Utility-Scale Solar | May 12 | Episode 4


Virginia’s goals to reduce carbon emissions include significant investment in large-scale solar installations. Joe provides the latest update on changes in law that provide counties additional tools to address impacts as well as enhanced revenue options for local consideration.

Here’s a Capitol Contact summary that details the changes in law to solar.

And here’s a County Connections story on the change in the depreciation schedule.


School Construction and Modernization | May 4 | Episode 3


VACo Executive Director Dean Lynch talks with VACo Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Jeremy Bennett about school construction and modernization, dedicated local revenue raising authority, and the impact on Virginia’s counties.


Cigarette Tax | April 27 | Episode 2


VACo Executive Director Dean Lynch speaks with VACo Director of Government Affairs Katie Boyle about the cigarette tax available to counties.


Legalization of Marijuana | April 20 | Episode 1


VACo Executive Director Dean Lynch speaks with VACo Director of Government Relations Chris McDonald about the new marijuana laws. Chris breaks down what’s going on now and what to expect in the coming months.