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Express Lanes Extension, One Year Later

Express Lanes Extension, One Year Later

Just more than a year has passed since the first extension of the Interstate 95 express lanes merge in North Stafford opened on Oct. 31, 2017. Just more than a year has passed since the first extension of the Interstate 95 express lanes merge in North Stafford opened...

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Brooke Road Safety Improvements

Brooke Road Safety Improvements

BROOKE ROAD - STATE ROUTE 608 From 2.44 miles south of Eskimo Hill Road (SR-628) to 0.64 mile south of Eskimo Hill Road - Project Length = 1.8 Miles Project is part of the Youth Driver Task Force recommendations and is included in the 2008 Transportation Bond...

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Alternative Medicaid Options

Alternative Medicaid Options

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)  Approximately 1 in 6 rural residents are served by the Health Center Program, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). Health centers provide a comprehensive...

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Senate Majority Leader’s Statement

Senate Majority Leader’s Statement

Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City), Co-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, today issued the following statement regarding today’s actions by the House Appropriations Committee to advance House Bills 5001 and 5002: “Today’s vote by...

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How Expansion Affects States Bond Ratings

How Expansion Affects States Bond Ratings

Senate’s proposed budget places more money into Virginia’s cash reserves than the House’s plan     In the March 29, 2018, edition of The Richmond Times Dispatch, Virginia Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne expressed his view that Virginia cannot maintain its...

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Expansion is Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

Expansion is Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

Chairman Johnson Releases Report on How Medicaid Has Helped to Fuel the Opioid Epidemic WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a report Wednesday, “Drugs for Dollars: How...

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Speaker Howell Op-Ed on Medicaid Expansion

Speaker Howell Op-Ed on Medicaid Expansion

Originally published in The Free-Lance Star: January 5, 2014 As the General Assembly prepares to convene for the 2014 session, lawmakers continue to debate the future of Medicaid expansion in Virginia. As I have said many times before, Medicaid should not be expanded...

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Lower Pay for Teachers and Crowding

Lower Pay for Teachers and Crowding

Following the nationwide trend, Medicaid has taken a growing toll on Oklahoma’s budget.   The lead editorial in today's Wall Street Journal highlights the negative fiscal pressures being exerted on education spending by the growth in Medicaid...

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