A packed room full of almost evenly divided speakers gave Virginia lawmakers an earful over how they should proceed with potentially expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. With more than 160 people signed up to speak at three minutes each, members of the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission will have much to consider before they make final recommendations.
His term as Virginia’s chief executive is in its final stretch, but Governor McDonnell has rolled out a full plate of initiatives and budget actions he’ll propose before he leaves office. He’ll announce more details on each soon. The Governor’s so-called “Sprint to the Finish” is a blueprint for his final 100 days in office.
McDonnell plans to step up efforts to restore felons’ rights.
A major test for Virginia's conservation easement program and how to film a big budget movie without attracting a lot of attention. Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.
While House Republican leaders are working to avoid defaulting on U-S debt, they’re still not offering legislation to reopen the entire federal government. Some Virginia Republicans disagree with the tactics of their party leaders.
There’s still no end in sight to the impasse keeping the government closed. Some Virginia Republicans, like Scott Rigell, are breaking ranks with party leaders over the strategy to reopen just slivers of the government.
Former UVa climate scientist Michael Mann’s work at the university is again the subject of a court battle and Virginia is working on a database that’s making some privacy advocates uncomfortable. Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.