Government & Politics

Government & Politics
7:53 am
Thu May 15, 2014

More Challenges for the Affordable Health Care Act

The Affordable Health Care Act is facing yet another challenge out of Virginia. This time four residents are asking a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to invalidate the tax subsidies offered to people who purchase insurance through a federal healthcare exchange. 

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Veterans Groups Call for Resignation
3:09 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Lawmakers Eye Developments at Veterans Affairs

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This week embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is scheduled to face a Senate panel after veterans groups and some lawmakers have called for his resignation.

 

There’s bipartisan agreement that the V-A is failing hundreds of thousands of veterans who have waited months to get care. Some Republican lawmakers and two prominent veterans groups have called for the resignation of Shinseki amid reports that dozens of veterans died while awaiting care at a Phoenix V-A hospital.

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Transportation Funding
8:31 am
Mon May 12, 2014

VDOT Establishes Transportation Priorities

Every year V-DOT brings before the public a six year improvement program that includes new projects along with those that have been on the shelf for years, or even decades. But, this year's prioritizing may come undone. 

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Government & Politics
6:32 am
Mon May 12, 2014

VaNews for 5.12.14

Legal partying turns rowdy in Northern Virginia while a crowd of illegal drug users keeps it peaceful in Nelson County. 

These have been among the most read stories this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's  VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Naturalization Ceremony
4:27 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Naturalization Ceremony Yields New Americans

Within the halls of the oldest representative body in the U.S., in the very same seats that Virginia lawmakers craft legislation, sat 44 people from 32 different countries who, for the first time, were called “Americans.” 

It was all part of a naturalization ceremony at the State Capitol that, for some, marked a decades-long journey for U.S. citizenship.

 

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