Hampton Roads Chamber President Bryan Stephens has signed on to a letter urging the General Assembly to invest in Metro by identifying a long-term, sustainable, dedicated and bondable revenue source with the Commonwealth's share at $154 million annually. More than 350,000 Virginians rely on Metro every day and the sales and income tax revenue impact for Virginia is more than $600 million annually. The letter was so-signed by several regional chambers and business associations as well as the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
The Hampton Roads Chamber recently signed on to a letter urging Washington policy makers to oppose new regulations on freight rail under consideration by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. These new regulations would undermine the ability of railroads to reinvest capital in the rail network. Check out the rest of this week's Legislative Review.
The Hampton Roads Chamber will be represented throughout the 2018 Virginia General Assembly session with staff and volunteer leadership providing key testimony and lobbying daily in support of the business agenda. Check out this week's Legislative Review of the 2018 Virginia General Assembly session.
The 60-day General Assembly Session is in full swing as the legislature will adopt a two-year budget and consider several thousand bills and resolutions. The Hampton Roads Chamber will maintain a strong presence throughout the session.