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The Health Care Law in Virginia: 10 Big Things in 2 Years

Icon March 14, 2012 - 16:00 The Affordable Care Act turns two years old on March 23! We are celebrating the fact that the health care law is already helping Virginia’s small businesses, young people, seniors, the uninsured and working families.   Virginians are already seeing the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Here are just ten of the many ways that the health care law is already helping the Commonwealth:  

I Do What I Want! Cuccinelli on Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Icon March 13, 2012 - 21:41 Crossposted at Blue Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is tireless in his efforts to bring shame upon Virginia. Mere days after the Supreme Court halted his investigation of UVA professor Michael Mann, he’s at it again.

Martinsville to Governor McDonnell: Don't throw away our votes or our money!

Icon March 13, 2012 - 21:13 Today, Martinsville residents protested two voter suppression laws, SB 1 and HB 63, which have passed the Virginia General Assembly are awaiting Governor Bob McDonnell’s signature.

Last Way on Last Day: Bad Choices, Bad Outcomes

Icon March 10, 2012 - 21:29 Another General Assembly session has gone by, and once again our elected leaders have missed the opportunity to make Better Choices for Virginia. While no final budget has been agreed to, none of the proposed budgets contained significant new revenues to meet Virginia's growing needs. As a result of that choice, all of the proposed budgets contain severe cuts and underfund the state's key priorities: education, healthcare, public safety, and transportation.

10 Ways in 10 Days: Our Struggling Cities

Icon March 9, 2012 - 21:17  Lawmakers in Richmond are dodging the hard choices and forcing localities to pick up the slack. Many of the cuts and changes to state programs proposed in current budgets amount to little more than unfunded mandates on the cities and counties around the state.  

10 Ways in 10 Days: Abandoning the Most Vulnerable

Icon March 8, 2012 - 21:26  This legislative session Virginia lawmakers have supported measures that would give tax breaks to people who buy luxury yachts as well as gold, silver, and platinum bullion. Tax breaks and exemptions like these cost the Commonwealth billions every year. Yet at the same time, programs that support Virginians in or near poverty are slated for cuts twice as deep as the rest of the budget.