Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Virginia hospitals brought a message to policymakers in Richmond Wednesday. “Please be mindful of the impact decisions have on patients access to health care and health care providers – health care is not a free market.”
Toni R. Ardabell, Chief Executive Officer at Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Toni R. Ardabell, Chief Executive Officer at Bon Secours Virginia Health System reiterated the message to policymakers to “do no harm.”
“Do no harm to our healthcare system that employs 1000s. Hold off on policy [in Richmond] as we see what happens in Washington, DC.”
Recently released data from Virginia Hospitals show that 27 percent of Virginia’s acut
Monday, February 27, 2012
RICHMOND (February 27, 2012) – Today, the Richmond Circuit Court dismissed a lawsuit brought by six Virginia residents that sought to have the court draw Virginia’s congressional districts for the upcoming elections. The court found that the 2012 General Assembly had the power to draw new congressional districts, and therefore, the plaintiffs’ suit had to be dismissed.
“We are pleased that the court has granted our motion for summary judgment. As we have said from the very beginning, both the U.S. Constitution and the Virginia Constitution provide that redistricting is a matter to be handled by the General Assembly. Once the General Assembly drew new lines, there was simply no need for involvement by the court. Like the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia which ruled two weeks ago in a similar case, the state court recognized this fact and decided to dismiss the case with prejudice,” said Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
“Now that the challenges to the General Assembly’s power to draw new congressional lines have all been dismissed, we will continue to work with the U.S. Department of Justice to obtain pre-clearance of the lines under the Voting Rights Act so that the congressional primaries and the general elections can occur with as little confusion and disruption as possible. The law passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor McDonnell meets all constitutional and statutory requirements, and we are ready to litigate that question if necessary,” said Cuccinelli.
The Richmond Circuit Court lawsuit is Little, et al., v. Virginia State Board of Elections, et al., CL11-5253.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2012, Elections, National, Politics, State Politics
Tags: attorney_general, congress, democrat, lawsuit, republican