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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