House Bill 1889, has been signed into law by the Governor. HB1889 ensures that the Commonwealth remains competitive in securing high-paying defense sector manufacturing jobs. HB1889 was in response to a recent ruling by the Virginia Department of Taxation, which created the possibility for localities to impose the BPOL tax on defense manufacturers for certain re-manufacturing and rebuilding work done for the … Read More
Richmond, VA – Today, Speaker William J. Howell announced that he will not seek re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates. Delegate Hugo made the following statement: “In my day job, my office sits just across the street from the United States Capitol. I am privileged to view one of our nation’s most iconic symbols of democracy. But, in addition to seeing … Read More
This week marks the halfway point of the 2017 General Assembly session, known as “Crossover.” Crossover is when both the House and Senate must finish work on legislation originating in that body. This has been a productive and successful session, and I wanted to report back on several key priorities. This year, the House has been working to foster a pro-business climate … Read More
Yesterday, I took to the House floor to speak to legislation regarding an important issue for many Virginians — increased access and improved affordability at our institutions of higher education. For over a decade I have fought to ensure that qualified Virginia high school students are not turned away from Virginia’s premier universities in favor of out-of-state students.
Richmond, VA – Today, Delegate Hugo’s HB1885 was passed unanimously by the House of Delegates. HB1885 amends 2016 legislation and directs prescribing physicians, when prescribing an opioid for longer than seven days, to request information from the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). The PMP allows physicians to see what, if any,
A bipartisan and bicameral group of legislators held a press conference to discuss legislation aimed at accountability, accessibility, and affordability in higher education RICHMOND, VA – Today, legislators from both parties and both bodies of the General Assembly held a press conference to discuss legislative initiatives to improve Virginia’s higher education. “The results of a poll released yesterday by the … Read More
I would like to make you aware of a new tool provided by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) that provides useful information regarding the status of public schools and local school divisions throughout the Commonwealth. You can find the detailed “School Quality Profiles” that VDOE provides here. These profiles cover many topics, including: student achievement college and career readiness program … Read More