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Report: Price of medical care for Va. inmates now accounts for one-fifth of all operating expenses for state prisons

December 2, 2019News Clip

The price of medical care for Virginia’s 30,000 inmates now accounts for one-fifth of all operating expenses for state prisons and is driven in part by an aging inmate population, a new report says.

The cost of inmate health care grew from roughly $140 million per year to more than $230 million in the decade that ended June 30, according to figures in the “Update on Inmate Health Care” report from the staff of the Virginia House Appropriations Committee.

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Today is National Voter Registration Day!

September 24, 2019Blog Post

Happy National Voter Registration Day! To participate in Election Day in Virginia on November 5, you must register to vote by October 15. Below are some helpful tips:

 

  • You can check your voter registration information here

 

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Metro Reopens Blue and Yellow Lines

September 11, 2019Blog Post

This past week, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), re-instated the blue and yelllow rail service and opened all of the stations along each line. To my commuters who have survied the summer: thank you for your patience. I hope the new facilities are visually appealing as well as safer. As a frequent rider, I am happy to have service back!

 

The following stations have reopened after the platform reconstruction project and updates to metro facilities: Braddock Rd, King Street, Van Dorn St, Franconia-Springfield, Esienhower Ave and Huntington.

 

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2020 House Page Application

September 9, 2019Blog Post

The 2020 House of Delegates Page Program application has gone LIVE on the “Capitol Classroom” section of the Virginia General Assembly website.  It also will be featured for the next three months there as well as on the scrolling Virginia General Assembly home page highlighting various “news worthy” happenings around Capitol Square.

 

The 2020 House Page application is accessible here - https://capclass.virginiageneralassembly.gov/PagePrograms/PagePrograms.html

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Jamestown ceremony marks birth of democracy in America; black Va. legislators skip because of Trump

August 1, 2019News Clip

JAMESTOWN, Va. — The racial tension at the roots of the American experiment bubbled over Tuesday at the place where it all started, as the mere presence of President Trump turned festivities marking 400 years of representative democracy at Jamestown into a theater of protest.

Trump himself was well-behaved, sticking largely to a recitation of history and praise for the British settlers who formed a government in Jamestown on July 30, 1619. It was “the greatest accomplishment in the history of the world, and I congratulate you — it started right here,” he said.

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