Happy Friday! We have made it through another week, staying safe and getting ready for today’s changes as Northern Virginia carefully moves into a new way of living. Look for safe events, openings, and new programs happening around town with this transition to the Governor’s Phase One, Forward Virginia Plan.
Gov. Ralph Northam is protecting a $130 million budget increase in state and federal Medicaid funds to boost rates for organizations providing personal care and other services to elderly and disabled Virginians in communities across the state.
In the middle of this horrific pandemic, yesterday was the last day for the Governor to address the remaining bills in front of him. In addition to the newsletter I sent out earlier about the Virginia Values Act, below are a few more significant bills I expect to become law on July 1, 2020. I introduced these bills, and my outstanding staff and the Governor’s remarkable staff burned the midnight oil to complete the work.
While I know that much of the news lately is filled with bleak COVID-19 information and rising death tolls, I want to share some positive news that happened only a short bit ago.