Area legislators gather to brief business community on latest General Assembly matters

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March 20, 2019
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The Central Virginia Training Center, tax conformity and traffic on Interstate 81 were among the issues Lynchburg-area legislators recapped for about 70 business leaders on Tuesday morning.

The biannual Pancakes & Politics Legislative Outlook Breakfast is put on by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and provides the business community access to legislators to ask questions following the 2019 General Assembly. The breakfast was held at the Hancock Welcome Center at Liberty University.

Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg, sponsored a bill this past session to keep open the Central Virginia Training Center in Madison Heights. The center, which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is scheduled to close by June 2020 as part of an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department. The bill failed to advance out of the Senate’s finance committee.