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Unlike the past two sessions, which dealt with a huge budget deficit and expanding health insurance coverage to 400,000 working Virginians, the 2015 session of the General Assembly did not have a singular overriding issue.  There were, however, many important bills that dealt with significant policy matters which did not receive a great deal of attention in the media.  The following laws are scheduled to go into effect on July 1st

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Feb24

Family representatives have raised concerns at times about facing undue pressure to move their loved ones even after telling the state they want to continue in training center care.

Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News, submitted a bill seeking to limit how often families could be asked to move their loved ones.

“These parents and loved ones have felt harassed and bullied,” Miller said in a hearing last week, adding he’s heard stories from across the state of people getting phone call after phone call or being told if they don’t act quickly there might not be any community options available later.

Feb24

Family representatives have raised concerns at times about facing undue pressure to move their loved ones even after telling the state they want to continue in training center care.

Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News, submitted a bill seeking to limit how often families could be asked to move their loved ones.

“These parents and loved ones have felt harassed and bullied,” Miller said in a hearing last week, adding he’s heard stories from across the state of people getting phone call after phone call or being told if they don’t act quickly there might not be any community options available later.

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Dear Friend,

Unlike the past two sessions, which dealt with a huge budget deficit and expanding health insurance coverage to 400,000 working Virginians, the 2015 session of the General Assembly did not have a singular overriding issue.  There were, however, many important bills that dealt with significant policy matters which did not receive a great deal of attention in the media.  The following laws are scheduled to go into effect on July 1st

Dear Friend, 

The 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly ended with the passage of a budget that does not raise taxes, but does contain a 2% raise for state employees, state police and college faculty and a 1.5% increase in the state’s share of teacher pay.