Richmond Update

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As this week begins, I wanted to provide another quick update on what’s happening in Richmond. Legislation  UPDATE: Apprenticeship opportunities My HB 1233 passed the House earlier this week and is now being considered in the Senate. Apprenticeship programs are an amazing opportunity for Virginians looking to enter the workforce. This will ease the bottleneck and allow for more Virginians to become trained in high-demand … Read More

Delegate Hugo’s bill to allow for more apprenticeships passes the House

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Richmond, VA — Yesterday, Delegate Hugo’s legislation (HB1233), which makes it easier for Virginians to receive training in high-demand trades, passed the House by a vote of 52-48 and will now head to the Senate.  “Apprenticeship programs are an amazing opportunity for Virginians looking to enter the workforce,” said Delegate Tim Hugo. “This will ease the bottleneck and allow for more Virginians … Read More

Crossover Week in Richmond

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Crossover week is officially here, which means session has reached the halfway point. As this week begins, I wanted to provide another quick update on what’s happening in Richmond. Legislation  WMATA Reform and Funding Bill HB 1539 will provide $105 million each year for capitol improvements to WMATA through existing state, regional, and local revenue sources without increasing taxes. This funding will go … Read More

Delegate Hugo’s Bills Addressing Tolls on Interstate 66 Pass House Committee

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Richmond, VA — Delegate Hugo’s HB1256, HB1284, HB1291 passed the House Transportation Committee. All three bills deal with tolling inside the beltway (ITB) on I-66 that was recently implemented by the outgoing McAuliffe administration. “Northern Virginians are not human ATMs for the former administration’s plan for I-66,” said Delegate Hugo. “Our constituents are rightfully outraged. The contract that was negotiated by the … Read More

Last Week in Richmond

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As Session’s fourth full week begins, I wanted to provide another quick update on what’s happening in Richmond. Legislation  Stopped the ‘Netflix Tax’ A new tax was proposed that would have increased the cost of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.  This kind of tax would disproportionally affect millennials and families that have “cut the cord.” I’m happy to report … Read More

Where We Are After Week 3

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As session’s third week comes to a close, I wanted to provide another quick update on what’s happening in Richmond. Legislation  Efforts to help our firefighters When you’re at a fire, you see the timbers burning. You can feel the heat. You can see the flames. But you can’t see the carcinogens.  Firefighters often encounter dangerous chemicals on the job which … Read More

Down in Richmond

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The 2018 General Assembly Session is underway. This will be a long (60 days) session.  I am excited to be back in Richmond working issues that will have a positive and lasting impact for our community. I wanted to give you an update about what’s been happening and on a few pieces of legislation I’m carrying. Haymarket Power Lines During my campaign, I promised … Read More

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  This horrible corruption of humanity is the fastest growing crime in the entire world and unfortunately it is the 2nd fastest growing crime in the United States, even  right here in Northern Virginia. Virginians are facing this threat every day. These predators prey on the most vulnerable in our society, our young children, for financial gain. That is why … Read More

Legislation Introduced to Underground Haymarket Power Lines

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Delegate Tim Hugo Introduces Legislation to Underground Proposed Haymarket Power Lines HB1202 will establish an Underground Pilot Program that includes the Haymarket Transmission Project​ Richmond, VA – Delegate Tim Hugo has introduced legislation, HB1202, ensuring that the proposed Haymarket power lines are underground. As Delegate Hugo stated at an October 23rd press conference, one of his top priorities if re-elected was finding a solution during the … Read More

Recount Reaffirms Delegate Hugo Victory

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With the conclusion of the recount in the 40th House district confirming the November results, Delegate Hugo will serve an 8th term in the Virginia House of Delegates Fairfax, VA – Today, the recount for Virginia’s 40th House District concluded, and Delegate Tim Hugo’s victory was reaffirmed. The results were mainly unchanged with Delegate Hugo winning by 99 votes. “I would like to thank … Read More