VHHA updates Legislative Dashboard tool with more recent health data

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association has overhauled its well-received Community Health Legislative Dashboards – an interactive online tool for reviewing key population and health statistics by region throughout the Commonwealth. First unveiled last year, the newly redesigned dashboard tool retains all the user-friendly elements that enable online visitors to evaluate Virginia […]

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Roanoke City finalizes firearms wording in Legislative Package and VML changes

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Roanoke City finalizes firearms wording in Legislative Package and VML changes

Roanoke City Attorney, Dan Callaghan, has finalized the Legislative Package that local legislators will be asked to take to Richmond. Rob Catron is the city’s 2017 legislative session lobbyist. At Monday’s 2:00 p.m. city council meeting it will be adopted in a resolution recommended by councilman and legislative chair Ray Ferris. On November 7 city council […]

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VHHA offers online tool enabling review of health statistics by legislative district

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The latest monthly edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication provides an overview of the immersive and interactive data and analytics tools developed to assist hospitals and health systems striving for enhanced operational efficiency, and to help better inform the public and policy makers about the complex nature of health care delivery. Those tools include the online […]

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SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Contempt charges against six of seven Virginia state senators were dropped in a unanimous opinion by the Virginia Supreme Court in Edwards v. Vesilind regarding a discovery dispute and the scope of legislative privilege. The redistricting in 2011 was the subject of the lawsuit backed by OneVirginia2021 that focused on the Virginia Constitution’s requirement of […]

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Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Governor Terry McAuliffe on the Virginia Supreme Court’s denied a motion by Virginia Republicans attempting to prevent him from restoring the rights of Virginians who have served their time according to the process that he announced on August 22nd: I am pleased that the Supreme Court has dismissed the case Republicans filed in their latest […]

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Roanoke’s addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Roanoke's addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

At Roanoke City Council’s work session Tuesday council began work on the 2017 legislative package to be presented to area legislators later this fall. One addition to the package received an outcry from council member Ray Ferris on adding Roanoke City to the list of cities that prohibits carrying loaded semi-automatic rifles or pistols with […]

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UVa’s response to Virginia state legislators on $2.3 billion fund inadequate

Monday, August 8, 2016

In a letter to the University of Virginia’s Rector, William Goodwin, and UVa President Teresa Sullivan, 12 Virginia State Senators wrote that the response from UVa regarding the mystery $2.3 billion fund discovered recently by a whistleblower was not sufficient. UVa treated the Senators response demand as a Freedom of information request which they say […]

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NRA calls Charleston SC gun loophole a myth

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Lars Dalseide, Public Affairs Media Liaison with the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action, points to a The Post and Courier article that accuses the FBI for the failure of Dylann Roof acquiring a gun and then killing nine Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. “FBI Director James Comey publicly admitted failures in completing Roof’s background check […]

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Bills aimed at removing barriers to marijuana research

Monday, June 20, 2016

Bills aimed at removing barriers to marijuana research

Monday, June 20, 2016 – This week, Congressmen Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Sam Farr (D-CA-20) will be introducing the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016. This bill heeds the calls of the medical research community to address the burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on […]

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Shooting holes in Virginia’s short-lived conflict and ethics laws

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council’s staff attorney, Rebekah Stefanski, today has issued opinions to the council that will “blow a hole a mile wide in our $100 gift cap and travel ban” tweeted Falls Church Democrat Delegate Marcus Simon. Looks like the Ethics Council is about blow a hole a mile […]

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Senate Finance Committee gives heroin dealers and traffickers a pass on fatal overdoses

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Senate Finance Committee gives heroin dealers and traffickers a pass on fatal overdoses

RICHMOND (March 2, 2016) -For the second year in a row, the General Assembly will fail to pass a needed law to hold heroin dealers and traffickers and other drug dealers accountable when their deadly drugs result in a fatal overdose. It was announced this morning that the bill, which Attorney General Herring, Del. Scott Lingamfelter […]

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Senate reconsiders vote on adding workplace and school to sex offender database

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Senate reconsiders vote on adding workplace and school to sex offender database

UPDATE Feb. 25: There were serveral votes to recommit to the Senate Courts of Justice Committee where Lt. Gov. Northam broke a tie with a “Yes” to recommit. That was followed by a reconsideration to recommit that failed. The final vote to pass HB628 passed the Senate on a vote of 21-19. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HB628 sponsored […]

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