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We just recently completed the budget and I wanted to share with you some very important items that we were able to include for the 6th Senate district. Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) will receive nearly $1.4 million in Supplemental Physician Payments to help offset the cost of caring for thousands of children facing life-threatening illnesses. This issue has been problematic for CHKD, and Senator Kenny Alexander and I worked hard to introduce the budget amendment and make sure it was included this budget. Eastern Virginia Medical School is having $357,286 restored from earlier cuts as revenues to the state have greatly improved these past few months. Hopefully our economy will continue to rebound helping our fiscal future. Eastern Shore Community College has full funding to build a news administrative academic building for the Melfa campus. My budget item to provide funding for agricultural best management cost-share program helped push funding to over $10 million, This vital program will help improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and I was happy to work closely with both the Chesapeake Bay Foundation—Virginia and the Farm Bureau to make this a reality. The conference budget provides for pay raises, including 2% for state-supported local employees, 2% for university faculty, 1.5% for teachers, and $4 million for Virginia State Police overtime. K-12 education will be receiving increased funding for construction loans; about $52.9 million was appropriated. It also includes $537,000 to fund school breakfast pilot programs at elementary schools where free and reduced lunch eligibility exceeds 45%. $129.5 million is to be set aside in the state's Rainy Day Fund, to be set aside toward the Fiscal Year 2017 deposit. We are wrapping up the last few bills and heading home. I look forward to post-session town hall meetings throughout the District this spring to discuss these and other issues in greater detail. ...

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Senator Lynwood Lewis

A beautiful Capitol and a great walk home from work. ...

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I think this television interview I did last week for VCTA- Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association gives a good overview of the session from the 6th District perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbmvfLTmgDY ...

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Tangier Island was once again iced-in by the bitterly cold weather. Thankfully, the Virginia National Guard was on the job of delivering supplies by helicopter to our friends and constituents on the Island. A job well done by all and thank you for being there VNG. ...

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I had a great conversation with ODU President John Broderick on the the priorities for the university. I am happy to report that ODU is well positioned as we finalize the legislative session and begin to reconcile the House and Senate versions of their respective budgets. ...

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