January 26, 2012 - 02:41
Our elected leaders in Richmond have some serious work to do over the next two months. Virginia is running a $1 billion budget deficit. Education and public safety funding is being diverted to fund transportation. And the state stands to lose federal funding and flexibility if it does not move forward with a Health Benefits Exchange.
January 24, 2012 - 14:40
Tonight millions of Americans will tune in for the State of the Union address. It seems like an appropriate time to take a look at how we elected our Presidents. The Constitution says the president must be chosen through electoral vote, rather than by popular vote. All states but Maine and Nebraska have a winner-take-all system; that is, all of a state's electoral votes go to the winner of that state’s popular vote.
January 23, 2012 - 13:49
In 2008, the Virginia Crime Commission did a study about the felony larceny (“grand larceny”) threshold. It found that Virginia is one of only two states (with NJ) that has a grand larceny threshold of only $200. The $200 threshold has been in place since 1980. Adjusting for inflation, this is the equivalent of about $550 in 2012 dollars. A large proportion of states (17 of 50 or 34%) have a threshold of $500 dollars for grand larceny. 17 other states (another 34%) have thresholds of 1,000 dollars.
January 19, 2012 - 20:38
New Commonwealth Institue report shows Governor's budget proposal will eliminate jobs and services for thousands of Virginians
RICHMOND -- Governor McDonnell proposes a set of deep cuts to health care in Virginia that will mean over $800 million in lost business activity in the economy, further increased costs for Virginians with private insurance, near elimination of state support for cos
January 18, 2012 - 20:22
Hi, I'm Betti. I came over to the U.S. from Hungary and am working with Virignia Organizing to get more experience in community organizing.
January 13, 2012 - 22:35
For the thousands of Virginians who rely on health-care safety nets, the governor's new proposed state budget could mean trouble.
Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed 2013-14 budget includes more than $4 million in cuts to safety-net providers such as Community Health Centers, free clinics and The Virginia Healthcare Foundation.