Chamber Briefings Newsletter – April 2016
April 8th, 2016

Since the 2016 General Assembly session adjourned in March, the Governor has taken action on several important pieces of legislation, which we have been monitoring on the Chamber’s “Bills We’re Watching” page. While the Governor has vetoed several pro-business pieces of legislation, we also achieved some important wins in preventing harmful mandates and regulations from seeing his desk. Legislators are scheduled to return to Richmond on April 20th for Reconvened Session, or “veto session.”
The Virginia Chamber tracked and lobbied on more pieces of legislation this year than any time since we began the legislative report card five years ago. We use the report card to educate the business community and the general public about which legislators have made long-term economic growth a priority. The 2016 Legislative Report Card will be released on May 17th at our 92nd Annual Dinner. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll mark your calendars and make plans to join us in Richmond!
We’re also looking forward to a few other spring events. Registration is currently open for the 2016 Fantastic 50 Awards on April 28th as well as the 2016 Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency Conference on May 10th. And, please save the date for our 2016 Health Care Conference on June 9th. As always, you can find more information on all of our upcoming events on our website–