Defying the testimony of many legal and medical experts, Virginia’s Board of Health has given final approval to new regulations that will force abortion clinics to meet the same architectural requirements as new hospitals.
Supporters cheered but angry protestors walked out of a state hearing room Friday after the board of health voted to impose new regulations on abortion clinics – architectural requirements originally written for new hospitals.
If you think there are too many lawyers in politics it may be time to think again, at least where the Virginia General Assembly is concerned.
That story and one that exposes a loophole in the state’s new texting-while-driving law were at the top of the hit list on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link this past week. Fred Echols reports .
VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.
While Virginians wait for the dust to settle and lawmakers breathe a sigh of relief that the transportation funding battle is over, the nonprofit Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis has combed through the rubble to examine its effects.
Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources is warning that supplies of groundwater in the eastern part of the state are running dangerously low.
Speaking at a conference on the environment at Virginia Military Institute, Doug Domenech said stores are down due increased demand from new homes, shopping centers and industrial parks.
The state is now urging industries that don’t need clean water to consider finding other sources, such as rivers, and the legislature recently approved money to monitor areas where ground water is in decline.