Virginia Action Alert: Help Stop NDAA Indefinite Detention, Support HB2144

For 2015, Virginia House Bill 2144 (HB2144) expands on the state’s current anti-indefinite detention law by setting the stage for ending some state-federal partnerships. (read about the bill here)

STATUS: HB2144 was referred to the Constitutional Law Subcommittee where it must pass before receiving a full vote from the state house.

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Virginia House Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Effectively Nullify Federal Prohibition

A Virginia bill filed this week would significantly expand the state’s inoperative medical marijuana laws by allowing the plant to be recommended for a wide range of conditions  and authorizing pharmacists and doctors to dispense it to patients. Passage into law would effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.

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Health Care Rationing in Virginia: A “Success” Story

From the business section of the New York Times comes this profile of medical care in Richmond since 1996. Since 1996, the Richmond area has lost more than 600 of its hospital beds, mostly because of state regulations on capacity. Several hospitals have closed, and others have shrunk. In 1996, the region had 4.8 hospital…

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Exciting Things Are Happening In Virginia

Last night I spoke at a gathering of activists hosted by FreedomWorks in Richmond, VA. The crowd was impressive, more than 130 people on a Thursday night were packed into the basement of a bar in Shockoe Bottom. They weren’t there to see me of course, former House majority leader, Dick Armey, was the headliner.…

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Virginia Progressives Are Getting Nervous

The Virginia elections are mere weeks away, and few things have warmed my heart recently quite so much as this ringing-yet-unintentional endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli for attorney general. From a blog post at the James River Maven titled Ken Cuccinelli: You Better Believe Him: Ken Cuccinelli… intends to use the [attorney general’s] office to turn…

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