- Valentine's Day invaded the Pocahontas Building this week and almost every office had some sort of decoration. A little bit of levity in an otherwise mostly serious environment!
This week, we celebrated "Crossover," the official halfway point of the 2018 General Assembly session. After Tuesday, the House will consider Senate bills and the Senate will consider House bills. There are fewer than 30 days left before we are scheduled to adjourn. With less than 30 days left, I'm proud that we have worked with the Governor to advance ideas important to both parties by announcing significant, bipartisan compromises on regulatory reform and criminal justice. The regulatory reform compromise will eliminate or steamline regulations by 25% over the next three years. On criminal justice, the House agreed to raise the felony larceny threshold to $500 in exchange for Governor Northam's support for stronger restitution enforcement laws. Other accomplishments include passing adoption reform to help children find loving families sooner, legislation to help workers get the training they need to find a good-paying job, and bills to fight the opioid crisis.