The skills that veterans acquire in the military could be aligned with formal credentials for civilian jobs under the first bill that Senator Tim Kaine has introduced in the U.S. Senate.
He unveiled his legislation at the American Legion Headquarters in Richmond yesterday. He said that as of February this year, the unemployment rate among “Gulf War 2” veterans was 9.5%—up from 7.6% since early last year.
State lawmakers are again taking sides in the battle over abortion.
Governor McDonnell is now asking legislators to impose a limit on insurance policies to be sold here through a federal exchange – a place where Virginians who don’t have coverage through work or school can buy it.
In 2014, Virginians will be able to buy health insurance through a federally run exchange. Some consumers will be eligible for tax breaks to help cover the cost of a policy, and for that reason organizations like the Family Foundation want to exclude abortion from coverage.