Peninsula lawmakers reflect on General Assembly session with community leaders

March 17, 2023

The Virginia Gazette

By Dominic Catacora

Local lawmakers met in Williamsburg to participate in a post-session legislative forum hosted by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

State Sens. Tommy Norment, Mamie Locke and Monty Mason and Del. Amanda Batten shared their insight with community leaders on the 2023 session of the General Assembly. Dels. Mike Mullin and A.C. Cordoza were unable to attend the event held in the Williamsburg Library Theatre.

The legislators cited the Dominion Energy bill as a prime example of a bill finding bipartisan support.

“It really required a lot of stakeholders to get together around the table and talk about what would be a workable compromise,” said Batten, R-Norge. “This would be the governor’s office, the attorney general’s office, obviously leaders from the legislators, the patrons of those bills, all the stakeholder groups that are out there, the affected utility companies, but also the environmental groups and a number of other folks as well.”

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