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McAuliffe Proposes Fed-Funded Medicaid Pilot Program

McAuliffe Proposes Fed-Funded Medicaid Pilot Program

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | News, Richmond Beat

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe addressed critics of Medicaid expansion as part of Virginia’s biennial budget Monday by proposing a two-year pilot program he says would close the commonwealth’s healthcare gap without financial penalty to the state.

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GOP House Leaders Request Special Session to Further Debate Medicaid Expansion

GOP House Leaders Request Special Session to Further Debate Medicaid Expansion

Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates have proposed a special legislative session to address the debate on Medicaid expansion just three days before the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn.

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Va. Concealed Weapon Bill Goes to Governor

Va. Concealed Weapon Bill Goes to Governor

| March 1, 2014 | 1 Comment | Richmond Beat

A bill providing retired employees of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles an exemption from being required to obtain a concealed weapon permit was unanimously passed by the House of Delegates this week and now awaits Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Revenge-Porn Bill Gains Momentum in House

RICHMOND BEAT: Revenge-Porn Bill Gains Momentum in House

Revenge pornography is one step closer to criminalization in Virginia after recent amendments to House Bill 326 helped pave the way for the proposed legislation to clear the House of Representatives.

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Red Light Cameras to Remain Legal in Virginia

Red Light Cameras to Remain Legal in Virginia

Red light cameras will remain legal in Virginia for at least another year, as the House Transportation Committee defeated a bill this past week that would have forced the discontinuation of such photo-monitoring systems

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Va. Delegate Proposes Bill to Allow Adjacent Burials of Pets, Owners

Va. Delegate Proposes Bill to Allow Adjacent Burials of Pets, Owners

Virginia codes currently prohibit animals and humans from being buried together in the same cemetery, but one delegate hopes to change that with House Bill 588.

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Board Approves Strict Rules for Virginia Abortion Clinics

Board Approves Strict Rules for Virginia Abortion Clinics

The Virginia Board of Health voted Friday to require abortion clinics to meet hospital building-code standards – rules that abortion rights activists said would force many of the state’s 20 clinics to close.

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Assembly Approves Anti-abortion Amendment

Assembly Approves Anti-abortion Amendment

| April 5, 2013 | 1 Comment | Richmond Beat

RICHMOND – The General Assembly narrowly approved an amendment by Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday that will prohibit certain health insurance companies in Virginia from providing coverage for women seeking an abortion.

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Gov. McDonnell Signs, Amends Six School Safety Bills

Gov. McDonnell Signs, Amends Six School Safety Bills

Gov. Bob McDonnell has approved at least six bills and proposed revisions to at least three others aimed at improving school security and creating a safe campus environment.

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All Bicycle Safety Legislation Defeated in Assembly

All Bicycle Safety Legislation Defeated in Assembly

Like a bicyclist who’s taken a tumble but stays in the race, Virginia bicycling advocates say they’ll push on despite disappointments they suffered during the 2013 legislative session.

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