Provided by Ian Lovejoy
On Feb. 7, the Virginia House of Delegates passed two amendments to the Governor’s previous budget. In addition to a 5% teacher pay increase, $12 million in school safety funding and elimination of $1.2 billion in new taxes, the budget amendments include subsidies for the State’s growing technology sector.
Serving as one of the largest employers to the Manassas/Prince William area, Micron Technologies is a primary beneficiary of the incentive package, giving locals optimism about the future of employment in the region.
Manassas City Councilmember Ian Lovejoy applauded the House of Delegates for their pro-job growth policy. “While this incentive package is an important piece of bringing 1,100 high paying jobs to the area, even more importantly, it ensures the existing jobs at the Micron Manassas facility by facilitating over $3 billion in private capital investments at one of Micron’s smallest sites,” said Lovejoy.
The City Councilmember will be anxiously awaiting a final outcome as the budget package heads to the Senate. Lovejoy stated, “I’m hopeful the Senate will do the right thing for hard working Virginians and approve the budget, including the amendments passed today, which instill confidence to current employees and future job-seekers alike. Failing to act on this opportunity would be a disappointment for citizens of the 50th District”.