Some thoughts on expanding Medicaid

There are two policy issues involved in whether Virginia should expand Medicaid. First, is whether the budget should be the vehicle through which a major new government entitlement program is determined; and second, whether expanding Medicaid is a sound policy ...

HUD/Dubuque, Iowa settle discrimination case

The agreement is the result of a review HUD conducted in June 2011, which found that Dubuque imposed policies that discriminated against housing choice voucher applicants based on their race. Specifically, the review found that, in response to racial tensions ...

Successful launch of DMV/VDH vital records partnership

Virginia's launch of the partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Division of Vital Records to provide increased access to Virginia birth certificates has been deemed successful by the governor's office. ...

Va. becomes first state to file brief in support of Chesapeake Bay restoration

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has filed an amicus brief to "protect Virginia's efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and to defend the right of Virginia and other Bay states to work together to protect and restore the bay".

Va. Senate passes budget with "Marketplace" option

The Democratic majority Virginia Senate passed a budget containing Marketplace Virginia, the compromise “private option” designed to close the health care coverage gap and enable up to 400,000 uninsured Virginians to access care. The budget passed on a vote of ...

The secret sauce behind leading opponents of a minimum wage increase

There’s a heated debate going on in Congress and many state capitols this spring over raising the minimum wage. One of the key players – and a vocal opponent of wage increases – is the restaurant lobby, led by the ...

Journalists honored with First Amendment Awards

The first reports of the scandal that led to the indictments of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, came in The Washington Post, which reported that Star Scientific executive Jonnie Williams had paid $15,000 in catering fees ...

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia seeking donations of airline miles

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia is encouraging the donation of airline miles throughout the month of April to prepare for the busiest wish granting season. The goal is to raise over one million miles this month.

Better Block RVA picks up steam, benefits local businesses

Not only will vacant storefronts along N. 25th St be occupied for the two day event by local “pop-up” shops, but Capital One is furnishing $8,000 in mini-grants that existing businesses along the corridor can apply for to fund façade ...

Medicaid expansion debates holds up state budget approval

Democratic leaders say they will not approve a budget that would not include Medicaid expansion that brings coverage to 400,000 uninsured Virginians. Additionally, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has stated that the expansion would help hospitals in rural and urban areas as ...

Petersburg urges residents to continue to boil water

The Petersburg Department of Public Works, along with two contracting firms continue repair work this morning on the main water line break near the intersection of South Crater Road and Morton Avenue. Crews are continuing to have challenges repairing the ...

Citizens urge GA to "close the coverage gap"

Democrats are working overtime to convince Republicans that expanding Medicaid coverage in Virginia is the right thing to do. The Senate Finance committee had a special hearing this week to listen to the input from citizens and groups around the ...

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile coming to Richmond

A history lesson is coming to Richmond.

USS Bataan (LHD 5)

The Navy is uniquely positioned to be in existence.

Va. Beach CVB offers new customer service training seminar

A motivational and interactive workshop will be held April 9th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.