Lynchburg-area legislators support $5M from General Assembly to help with College Lake work

Lynchburg-area legislators support $5M from General Assembly to help with College Lake work

Del. Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg; Del. Kathy Byron, R-Bedford; Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; and Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford, each have introduced budget amendments to allocate $5 million in state funding to Lynchburg for assistance with College Lake and dam in the aftermath of near-catastrophic flooding this past summer.

2018 Virginia General Assembly Budget Recap

2018 Virginia General Assembly Budget Recap

The General Assembly passed the final version of the state’s biennial budget on Wednesday, May 30th, and Governor Northam signed both House Bills 5001 and 5002 on Thursday, June 7th. It took longer than expected this year to craft our budget, but the final product is balanced and fundamentally invests in the core essential functions of state government (public education, public safety, public health, and public infrastructure) with no general fund tax increases

Delegate Garrett Sponsors Legislation to Permit Virginia to Take Part in Federal Pilot Program

Delegate Garrett Sponsors Legislation to Permit Virginia to Take Part in Federal Pilot Program

“If the feds are going to study it . . . I want to have a seat at that table,” said Del. T. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), who sponsored legislation that would permit the commonwealth to take part in any federal pilot program allowing heavier trucks. “If the feds aren’t going to study it, then the Virginia Department of Transportation ought to study it.”