The final days of our 60-day legislative session are upon us. This past week was a productive week for the House of Delegates. In addition to finishing our committee work, we are reviewing amendments from the Senate, as well as wrapping up our work on the budget.
I am proud to report that our budget passed by a wide bipartisan margin in the House. The Senate also passed their version of the two-year budget. This week, members of the various budget conferences have worked to reconcile the differences between the two budgets. The House remains committed to conservative principles and ensuring the final budget does not contain any tax or fee increases, reduces the amount of bond borrowing, and increases the Commonwealth’s “rainy day fund” that acts as a savings account. I am confident we will pass a budget before the General Assembly adjourns.
Last Friday, I hosted several students and their families whose artwork was selected in the 8th District Art Contest last December. Students had their photos taken with me and their artwork, which has been hanging outside of my office since the beginning of session. After being recognized in the House of Delegates, they enjoyed lunch and an opportunity to tour the Capitol Building.
I encourage you to keep in touch with me and my office over the coming months. I value the feedback you provide as it helps me do my job representing you better. You can e-mail me at (email@example.com) or call our district office at (540) 915-2962. You can also join the conversation on Facebook (Delegate Greg Habeeb) and follow me on Twitter (@greghabeeb).