We are now past the halfway point of the 2017 General Assembly known as Crossover, and legislators have considered over 2,600 bills and resolutions on a wide range of topics. Now, our House bills will move to the Senate and their bills will be considered in the House.

The Republican-led House of Delegates is making great progress on the issues that matter most to you and your family. Yesterday, we passed an amended two-year state budget that is balanced, fiscally responsible, does not include any fee or tax increases, invests in our local school systems, includes 3% pay raises for state employees, and increased funding for state police and sheriff’s deputies.

We have also passed increased funding for schools in rural regions like ours that have struggled economically due to reduced student population. A total of $306,919 will be aided to three school divisions in the 99th district, and I hope that these increased funds will greatly benefit our local students and teachers.

Thursday, administrators, coaches, and players from James Madison University’s FCS National Champion football team were honored during a special presentation on the House floor.

This week my office was visited by students from Rappahannock High School, the Northern Neck & King George Realtors Associations, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

As always, I am truly honored to represent the 99th district. Please contact my office at 804-698-1099 at delmransone@house.virginia.gov if you have questions or concerns related to state government.