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May13

Del. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, took some time today to talk about an aspect of the debate over expanding health insurance coverage for low income Virginians that doesn’t get a lot of attention –  moms and would-be moms.

Apr21

The YWCA of Richmond will hold its annual Outstanding Women Awards later this month to recognize exceptional women across the Richmond region who have benefited the community as well for their achievements in their respected careers.

Nine women [including Delegate McClellan] will be honored at the Outstanding Women Awards luncheon on Friday, April 25th at 12:00 PM at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

The honorees answered our questions about the important lessons they’ve learned, advice they give, and how they want Richmond change.

Apr18

"The changes Governor McAuliffe has made in the restoration of rights process were much needed and are commendable actions by our governor. Virginia is stronger when it is more open and transparent, and this announcement is another step in the right direction. I look forward to seeing additional progress the Governor and his team will make in the restoration of rights process, and ensuring more of our citizens who have done their time and paid their debt to society can re-enter into the civic process."

Mar31
Virginia DMV

Delegate Jennifer McClellan served as keynote speaker at the Richmond Department of Motor Vehicles Broad Street Headquarters for its Women’s History Month program on Thursday, March 27. The Delegate spoke on this year’s theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.”

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New Laws Take Effect

On July 1st, the majority of legislation passed by the 2018 General Assembly Session took effect.  In Due Course, published by the Division of Legislative Services, provides a good overview of new laws likely to affect the daily lives of Virginians. 

Complete information on actions of the 2018 General Assembly Session can be found on the Legislative Information System webpage.

Finally!

After five years of trying, the General Assembly passed a budget last week that includes Medicaid Expansion.

Once the Federal government approves Virginia's pan, 18-64 years olds who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Medicaid. This will close the coverage gap for nearly 300,000 Virginians who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid now, but not enough to qualify for subsidies on the federal health insurance marketplace. The plan includes a work requirement in which able-bodied adults under 65 are required to work, seek employment, or participate in job training, education, or community/engagement programs that improve work readiness. Exemptions are provided for children, pregnant women, the aged, disabled, and seriously mentally ill, caregivers of disabled dependents, and individuals working in the TANF VIEW program or SNAP. These requirements are waived in parts of the state with high unemployment.