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Youth in Foster Care at the Capitol 2016

Fostering Futures in the 2016 Legislative Session: We’re (Almost) Halfway There

Posted:  -  By: Amy Woolard

The Short Story: We’re doing well, but we have a long way to go… The official halfway point for the 2016 legislative session isn’t until Tuesday, Feb. 16th, but most…

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Youth in Foster Care at the Capitol 2016

Updates: Fostering Futures During the 2016 Session

Posted:  -  By: Amy Woolard

Update (as of 2/5/16): This week, the Health & Human Resources (HHR) committee heard testimony on HB 203, the House version of Fostering Futures. Del. Lingamfelter gave a thoughtful, passionate…

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Will Virginia close the coverage gap?

Posted:  -  By: Margaret Nimmo Crowe

Low-income, working parents in Virginia such as Melyssa Dove of Culpeper are going without needed health care and racking up debt from medical emergencies because they cannot qualify for health…

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Children’s Mental Health Budget Amendments

Posted:  -  By: Ashley Everette

Session is well underway and I want to update you on some of the important budget amendments that affect children’s mental health services. As you will see, there are a…

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Bills Related to Early Childhood Education- GA2016

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

We are pleased see some significant bills to improve early childhood education introduced by our bi-partisan early childhood champions. Our primary interests are in the bills that Delegate Tag Greason…

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