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Fiscal and environmental sanity get a boost as McAuliffe proposes to roll back coal subsidies

Thanks to the state’s budget deficit, Virginia may finally scale way back a notorious fossil fuel subsidy that currently transfers tens of millions of dollars annually from taxpayers to the pockets of corporations that mine Virginia coal. 825 more words


The renewed battle over how to study Virginia's growing health care costs.

Last winter, state legislators were in a heated battle over whether to expand Medicaid, a federal program that provides health insurance to low-income patients, to include Virginians who are too poor to purchase health insurance but too rich to be included in Obamacare. 148 more words

Who would you consult for a health problem?

If you suffered poor health due to a disability who would you seek the advice of a medical doctor or a social worker?

People are trained in specialties and it is prudent to seek advice from the experts in the field you may be concerned about.   194 more words

Continuum Of Care

DDD "No Paid" Service Client - The Silo Effect

We hear a lot about the “no-paid” services and the many DDD clients who are on this list.  Most recently, Sylvia Fuerstenburg, Executive Director of The Arc of King County, referred to the this group in a recent blog posting – “ In Washington State, 13,600 people – in King County, 3768 people – are eligible for paid services but are not receiving them due to the lack of state funding.”  … 1,105 more words

Department Of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Virginia's Secretary of Administration provides a clear lens through which to view the breadth and diversity of her critical role in the Governor's Cabinet

It is not often that you get the opportunity to talk with a true buck stops here person but, in the case of Virginia’s relatively new Secretary of Administration, not only were we able to talk with Lisa Hicks-Thomas, we were also able to gain interesting insights regarding her thoughts on a range of topics including last year’s… 334 more words


eVA: Your Still The One!

You are still the one that makes me shout
Still the one and I wouldn’t switch
We’re still having fun, and you’re still the one… 734 more words


Latest Government of Canada Procurement Scandal Belies the Very Principles Associated with Effective Purchasing Practices

In the opening comments from a recent segment of the PI Window on Business Show in which I had interviewed government contracting expert and author Mark Amtower, I had made reference to the famous Louis Pasteur quote that “Chance favors the prepared mind.” 1,761 more words

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