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60th District Digest May 2, 2017

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HALIFAX:
There has been a lot of local news this past week, chief of which is the mighty flooded Dan River. Businesses in South Boston and other locations have suffered a lot of damage because of the speed of the rising water. Although the river has now receded, the real work started with the clean-up.

I was at Staunton River State Park when the park hosted Governor McAuliffe on the last of his visits to 37 Virginia State Parks. The Commonwealth has much to offer with the natural beauty found at all these parks and I am proud that we have several in the 60th District.

Staunton River State Park Gov. McAuliffe visit

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Hotel will create 76 new jobs

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Project gets support from state program

The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and state leaders have pledged support for the Hotel Weyanoke’s renovation and restoration project in Farmville — one that’s slated to create 76 new jobs and spur more than $7 million for the economy of the town.

The announcement was made Wednesday on the steps of the historic hotel, located at 202 High St. in downtown Farmville.

Pictured are, from left, Farmville Town Manager Gerald Spates, project developer Garrett Shifflett, Shelia Bradley, representing Del. James Edmunds, state Sen. Mark Peake, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Farmville Mayor David Whitus and Weyanoke co-owner Ross Fickenscher.

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60th District Digest Feb. 17, 2017

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Richmond:
I was honored last week to receive the Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2016 Distinguished Advocate for Virginia Business Award for the fourth consecutive year. During this session, I continue to be an advocate for businesses, both large and small. Some of the legislation that I have supported so far include the following:

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TMI AutoTech races toward the future with new production facility

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TMI AutoTech, producers of the Ariel Atom supercar, unveiled its new production facility in South Boston on Thursday.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the facility attended by local and state officials including Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth Maurice A. Jones, State Senator Frank Ruff and representatives of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.

The new facility is twice as large as the first and will allow TMI to add production of a second vehicle. This will result in 20 new jobs and $525,000 in capital investment over the next two years. TMI also plans to expand into producing precision designed parts for other manufacturers including carbon-fiber composite parts.

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60th District Digest March 17, 2016

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RICHMOND:
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The 2016 General Assembly adjourned sine die Friday, completing its work ahead of schedule for the second year in a row. The early adjournment saved taxpayers over $25,000.

This year, we worked tirelessly to strengthen Virginia's economy to help middle class families, improve our education system so all children have the opportunity to succeed, and chart a responsible fiscal course for the future. We continue to offer a positive governing vision for our Commonwealth.

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