The 2018 Virginia General Assembly session adjourned “sine die” on Saturday, March 10. While legislators completed work on a number of important bills this year, unfortunately, they were not able to reach an agreement on the budget bill. The House and Senate budgets differ by about $600 million, due in large part to the fact that the House budget includes the expansion of Medicaid and the Senate version does not.

Governor Northam called a special session on April 11 for legislators to complete their work on the budget. Virginia’s current budget expires on June 30.  AIA Virginia will monitor the Special Session of the General Assembly and report updates as appropriate.

Thank you for your continuous outreach efforts to your respective legislators of the General Assembly.  Our work is not complete. Out of session, AIA Virginia will continue to formulate new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with two goals:

  • To position architects as vital contributors to our built environment
  • To advocate for the profession

Please, please, please consider making a donation to the AIA Virginia PAC

Take a look at this infographic about the AIA Virginia PAC

The goal for this year is to raise $15,000. Last year we raised approximately $6,000.  From $5 to $500 to $5,000, every contribution helps.  Shout out to AIA Hampton Roads for having 100% PAC participation at the Board of Directors level!

For a more detailed analysis of the referenced bills we tracked this session, click here.  If you have any questions, please feel free to submit them to Corey Clayborne, AIA at

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