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virginia

Governor McAuliffe announces $50 million DOJ award for crime victim services

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia has been awarded more than $50 million in federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from the Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).


law

ACLU responds to Gloucester School Board decision on transgender students

The Gloucester School Board voted Tuesday to accept a policy that will discriminate against transgender students.


newspaper

Marijuana, medical or otherwise, is on the horizon

Recreational marijuana laws were on the ballot in Alaska, Oregon, the District of Columbia and Florida. They passed comfortably in Alaska, Oregon and DC.


Speaker Howell requests guidance from DOJ on recent gubernatorial appointments

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell released Monday a letter sent last week to United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. requesting guidance on the legality of three gubernatorial appointments.


SunTrust settlement to address mortgage, foreclosure abuses

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that Virginia borrowers will receive an estimated $33.85 million of loan modifications or other relief as part of a $550 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage Inc.


law

Groups push Cantor, Goodlatte on Voting Rights Act

Local chapters of civil rights and voting groups are taking out full page ads in the Roanoke Times and Richmond Times-Dispatch calling on their members of Congress to move the process forward on the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Seeking an independent IRS investigation

For many Americans, the IRS is the primary way they interact with the federal government. To have the IRS acting as a politicized organization that persecutes citizens for their political beliefs shakes the core of our democracy.


congress

Goodlatte to lead markup of intelligence reform bill

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced that the House Judiciary Committee will markup legislation to reform our nation’s intelligence-gathering programs operated under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.