The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce has taken a different tack on it’s annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast this year. Usually held at the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club, this year naturally required thinking outside the box. The solution reached by Executive Director Robie Marsh was to hold the pre General Assembly Eggs and Issues at a southern location on the Shore, and the post General Assembly Eggs and Issues at a northern location on the Shore. The first was held in December at the Oyster Farm, and the second was held Wednesday morning at the Rocket Club on the base of the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. About 100 of the area’s local government and business leaders attended.

Senator Lynwood Lewis was first to address the crowd. He touched on issues including medicaid expansion, redistricting, the opioid crisis, FOIA changes to our watermen and regarding Wallops, and dredging. Below are Senator Lewis’ full remarks:

 

Delegate Rob Bloxom spoke next. Bloxom discussed medicaid expansion, the new dredging fund set up in the general assembly session, the budget, broadband and menhaden. Below are his full remarks:

 

Tomorrow we will feature comments from Accomack Board Chairman Robert Crockett and Northampton County Board Chairman Spencer Murray.

 

 

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