Megan Pauly | Community Idea Stations


FM Stream HD1

Megan Pauly

Articles by Megan Pauly

Virginia Senate Committee Denies DACA Recipients In-State Tuition

The Senate Education & Health Committee killed a bill Thursday that would have extended in-state tuition to DACA recipients.

Democratic Senator David Marsden introduced the bill focusing on the positive economic impact of undocumented students, “This bill will actually bring increased business activity and will enhance state revenue not increase costs as some might believe,” Marsden said.

Virginia Health Secretary Presents General Assembly Budget Priorities

Virginia’s new health secretary presented his top priorities to the House Appropriations committee Tuesday.

The number one priority for health secretary Dr. Dan Carey continued funding for addition resources to help address the state’s growing opioid epidemic.

Carey cited the success of the ARTS benefit approved through a new Medicaid waiver in the 2016 General Assembly session.

Between April and August of 2017, Carey says there was a 50% increase in access to treatment for the newly covered.