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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph S. Northam and legislative leaders today announced they will advance an 11-point ‘Virginia 2020 Plan’ of common-sense measures when the General Assembly convenes tomorrow.
House Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn and incoming Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw joined the Governor, along with incoming House Majority Leader Charniele Herring and incoming Senate Caucus Chair Mamie Locke to announce the plan.
The ‘Virginia 2020 Plan’ includes:
“We are presenting an agenda that is different from every previous General Assembly session,” said Governor Northam. “It’s more forward looking than ever before, and it reflects what Virginians sent us here to do.”
“This leadership team is united, and we’re going to do great things for Virginia this session,” said Speaker-designee Filler-Corn. “We intend to protect Virginia’s greatest assets and lean in where it’s needed.”
“We have a lot to do,” said incoming Senate Majority Leader Saslaw. “We’re going to make sure that Virginia becomes an even better place to work and do business, and we’re going to invest in our future.”
“This legislature is more diverse than ever,” said incoming House Majority Leader Herring. “We are eager to ensure a diversity of voices makes our lawmaking reflect a modern Virginia.”
“Virginia is stronger when leaders unite,” said Senator Locke. “This upcoming session marks a new era for Virginia, and we will deliver the results people expect.”
The General Assembly convenes at noon tomorrow. Governor Northam will deliver his State of the Commonwealth address at 7:00 PM.
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