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Jan9

As they do at the start of each new General Assembly session, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus members Wednesday members said they'll be outspoken advocates on a number of policy fronts, including economic development, education, transportation and voting rights.

Jan9

The Reproductive Rights Caucus, Democratic House and Senate members, and the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition presented their legislative priorities for the 2013 legislative session at a joint press conference this morning.

Jan8

RICHMOND – Virginia Democrats slammed state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Tuesday for refusing to support reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act.

Jan8

RICHMOND, VA (WTVR)—Tuesday Governor Bob McDonnell laid out a new plan to pay for Virginia roadways, which included  the elimination of the gas tax and an increase in the state sales tax.

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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.