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Leaders applaud McAuliffe efforts to curtail prescription drug, heroin abuse in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.


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Herring statement on new Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement regarding Governor McAuliffe’s creation of the Governor’s Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.


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AG Mark Herring pursues accountability for professional violations involving opiates

Attorney General Mark Herring and lawyers in his office are aggressively pursuing action against pharmacists, doctors, or other professionals who overprescribe, steal, or otherwise illegally make opiates available.


Howell congratulates Virginia’s national award-winning Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) on Tuesday congratulated Virginia’s national award-winning Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.


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Herring encourages voters to register, prepare for November elections

Attorney General Mark Herring encourages eligible Virginians to register to vote and encourages all Virginians to confirm their registration and prepare any documentation needed to comply with Virginia’s new photo ID requirements.


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Virginia wins national award for investigations of healthcare fraud

Last week, the Office of Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit received the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund’s “Honest Abe” Integrity in Government Award.


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Newport News gang member convicted of 2008 double murder

Marcus Williams, the enforcer for the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” was convicted Thursday for his role in the 2008 murder of two Newport News teens.


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Local, state leaders support Attorney General Herring’s re-entry efforts

Virginia sheriffs, legislators, and community leaders expressed support for Attorney General Mark Herring’s prisoner re-entry initiative and discussed the importance of re-entry programs


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Attorney General Mark Herring announces inmate re-entry effort

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced he is creating a Statewide Re-entry Coordinator position and online Re-Entry Portal to help local sheriffs prepare inmates for release.


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Sen. Tim Kaine comments on McAuliffe healthcare plan

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “A Healthy Virginia” plan and initiatives announced by Attorney General Mark Herring to combat drug abuse in the Commonwealth.


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Mark Herring on Gov. McAuliffe’s actions to expand healthcare access

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement on Governor McAuliffe’s actions to expand healthcare services and coverage to more Virginians.


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Herring launches heroin, prescription drug abuse strategy

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a series of initiatives to combat a recent rise in fatal overdoses of heroin and prescription opiates.


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Strong statement from Attorney General Mark Herring on McDonnell conviction

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the verdict in the trial of Governor Bob McDonnell.


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Friends of Nelson comments on Dominion pipeline

As expected, Duke Energy has selected Dominion Resources and its subsidiaries to build and operate a massive new natural gas pipeline slicing through the heart of central Appalachia and Virginia’s Southside.


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Herring commits to hiring Virginia veterans, protecting vets from fraud, scams

Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that he will sign “The Patriot Pledge,” committing to hiring more Virginia veterans, and will begin the process of making the Office of Attorney General a certified “Virginia Values Veterans” employer.


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Virginia launches effort to address sexual violence on college campuses

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a comprehensive effort to address sexual violence on college campuses.


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Attorney General Mark Herring on Supreme Court action in marriage equality case

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States granted a motion by the Prince William County Clerk of Court to stay the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Supreme Court stay in marriage case

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay that will delay same-sex marriages in Virginia until the court decides whether or not it will hear the case:


Bob Marshall: Appeals court decision on marriage case flies in face of Supreme Court

The Court of Appeals refusal to deny a stay of starting so-called same sex marriages in Virginia is lacking in moral clarity, historical precedent, social benefit and authentic constitutional grounding.


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Mark Herring statement on marriage ruling

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Wednesday to issue a stay of its ruling affirming that Virginia’s marriage ban is unconstitutional. Unless the Supreme Court issues its own stay, which it has done in nearly identical pending cases, Virginia’s marriage ban will end on August 20.


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AG asks U.S. Supreme Court to review marriage equality case

As announced earlier this week, Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States asking the Court to review the district and appeals court’s decisions striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional.


Virginia reaches temporary agreement to allow safe, regulated operation of Uber and Lyft

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Wednesday that the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached an agreement with transportation network companies Uber and Lyft that will help ensure the safety of passengers, bring the companies into compliance with Virginia law, provide transparency into their operations, and promote a level playing field for transportation providers.


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Surprise move: Virginia AG to ask Supreme Court to review marriage equality case

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that he will file a petition on Friday for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States asking it to hear Virginia’s marriage equality case and definitively settle the constitutional issues for the Commonwealth and the rest of the country.


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Mark Obenshain: Attorney General Mark Herring goes after voter ID

When Mark Herring and I faced off in last year’s election, one of his common refrains was that he would “take the politics out of the AG’s office.” And who could object to that?


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Attorney General Mark Herring launches statewide youth education, crime prevention program

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced the statewide launch of the “Virginia Rules” program, Virginia’s state specific law-related education program to help middle and high school students make good decisions, avoid breaking laws, and become responsible, active citizens within their schools and communities.