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Hampton Roads e-Newsletter
February 2018 - Vol 9, Issue 2
Communications & Education Staff

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Joe Turner
Communications Manager

Katie Cullipher
Principal Environmental Education Planner

Rebekah Eastep
Environmental Education Planner II
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Thurs., March 1, 2018
Regional Board Room
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Wed., March 7, 2018
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Newport News, VA  23606
Thurs., March 15, 2018 
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The HRPDC continually monitors events and activities that impact the quality of life in Hampton Roads. We are pleased to present the following information and analysis for your information and use.
Hampton Roads Economic Monthly:
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and Hampton Roads
A sign of increased defense activity is coming at an opportune time, as Hampton Roads employment and unemployment data have been painting a gloomy picture of the regional economy over the past few months.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-123) increases the budget caps for national base defense spending by $80 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, and a further $85 billion in 2019. This is a 14.2% increase in defense spending in FY2018, and an additional 2.9% increase in FY2019.
Missed the February 2018 HRPDC Meeting? 
If you missed the February 2018 HRPDC meeting, you can watch it on our YouTube via the link below. 
January 2018 HRPDC Meeting 
February 2018 HRPDC Meeting
Hampton Roads, Let's Get Ready Together!     
Hampton Roads residents with real disabilities and access and functional needs, along with their caregivers and family members, are volunteering to camp out at a local shelter overnight, learn the basics of personal preparedness and provide feedback to shelter staff on their experiences. READ MORE
Be a Good Neighbor -and a Good Business      
Litter awareness is top of mind each spring, thanks to a bevy of beautification and cleanup events that take place across Hampton Roads. To make it easier for individual residents and groups to lead their own efforts, is launc hing the Team Up 2 Clean Up campaign. READ MORE 

The HRPDC strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in public involvement opportunities. Contact the Communications Manager at (757) 420-8300 for more information.