Several bills targeted to require insurance companies to provide coverage for proton therapy for cancer have failed this year at the General Assembly. Two of those bills were never given a committee hearing.
In 2016, there were more than 1100 suicides in Virginia, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). That’s more than twice the number of homicides. The most recent data from Virginia’s Chief Medical Examiner finds more than 50% of suicides involve a gun.
Young-ish lawmakers are forming a new, bi-partisan group in Virginia’s Capitol Square.
Standing alongside a handful of lawmakers, and President of the Millenial Action Project Delegate Sam Rasoul unveiled the new caucus for delegates under the age of 45.
The General Assembly is now halfway through the 2018 legislative session and both sides are highlighting legislative victories.