LEAD NEWS: VLRTA Policy & Economic Relief Requests to the Governor
VRLTA has been in contact with the Governor’s office regarding several major bills from this past session and the impact they will have for our industry. Those measures include minimum wage, equalization of taxing authority between cities and counties, and the regional transportation plans that impose lodging taxes in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.
In addition, we have placed an economic relief request with the Governor. In it, we have asked for several measures that would assist the hospitality industry including addressing coverage for business interruption insurance to regarding COVID-19 related losses, full unemployment insurance coverage of an employee’s full wages including tips and commissions, tax relief, emergency grants to hospitality businesses, etc.