October 20, 2017

Medicaid Expansion

Virginia should accept Medicaid expansion to cover 400,000 Virginians that do not have health coverage. It would save the state money and would greatly assist hospitals that are now struggling. Virginia is passing on over 1 Billion dollars per year by refusing to accept this care. Emergency room care is expensive and inefficient. A Democratic General Assembly would accept this …

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June 3, 2017

Criminal Justice Reform

Virginia desperately needs to reform our criminal justice system. We should treat many drug and alcohol offenses as medical problems. We imprison far too many people for far too long. Obviously some people need to be imprisoned. Drug pushers should be imprisoned. But many drug abusers need treatment. Another issue is the school-to-prison pipeline. Virginia has the worst record in …

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May 9, 2017

CLEAN AIR, CLEAN WATER, CLEAN LAND

It is vital that Virginia continue to improve its environment. We have made progress in recent years, particularly in making healthier  the Chesapeake Bay and the waterways that feed it. A recent report by the University of Maryland indicated that the Bay is healthier than it has been in many years. Oysters, crabs, and fish among other life  is making …

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April 29, 2017

FREEDOM

Freedom is one of the most important values of America. We want a maximum amount of freedom with a minimum amount of outside control. Some people seem to equate freedom with smaller government. In some areas that may be true. But often we need government to maximize our freedom. There are always forces that seek to control or harm us. …

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