The E-P-A’s new rule to drastically curb carbon pollution is now playing a key role in the Virginia Senate race.
It was no secret here at the Capitol the E-P-A was getting ready to roll out its new rule to limit carbon emissions. But that doesn't mean incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Warner is ready to take a stance. "I'm still looking at - I still think we need to look at it. I'm glad they're giving 120 days for the comment because it's obviously very complicated and got huge implications."
Proponents of comprehensive immigration reform blame two Virginia Republicans for inaction on the issue in the House.
Virginia maintains some power brokers in the Republican controlled House. Any changes to the nation's immigration laws need to pass through the Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte. He's been mum on the subject of late.
“I’m was just wondering if there’s any timeline on immigration reform to come up?”
“I do not know of a timeline on it. So I’m not discussing that.”
Although Virginia lawmakers are still locked in a stalemate over Medicaid expansion, over the next two days business leaders, health care providers, and technology innovators are addressing the rising costs of healthcare and how to mitigate them—whether lawmakers reach a deal or not.
It’s all part of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Virginia Health Care Conference held in downtown Richmond.