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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.

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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, 

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.

Dear Friend,

As we enter our final week of the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly, there are still several major issues that need to be resolved.