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    Oversight for Correctional Facilities

    House committee nixes bill to create oversight commission for Virginia Department of Corrections

    A bill that would have created more oversight for state prisons died in a House of Delegates committee this week, frustrating some advocates who were encouraged by its previous bipartisan support.


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  • A simple solution for gun violence

    In the last two years, Virginia has seen an increase in weapons charges, gun violence and homicides. Although it is nothing compared to the rates of those crimes in the 1980s and early 1990s, this disturbing trend needs solutions — now.

    Henrico police PSA


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  • Electric vehicle infrastructure

    Charging up

    Electric vehicle infrastructure buildout gathers power

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  • Rethinking Juvenile Justice

    Rethinking Juvenile Justice

    Alexandria detention facility may be consolidated as part of statewide effort.

    "This is good news," said state Sen. Dave Marsden (D-37), a former director of the Department of Juvenile Justice who is leading the reorganization effort. "The fact that we have this few kids locked up in our corrections and detention systems has created this problem, and it is a problem and it is difficult. You're talking about people's jobs and about beloved local programming, and it's difficult to do this. But it is our obligation to spend public dollars in a more efficient and effective way."



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  • Virginia bill outlines winter storm lane restriction for truckers

    Legislation results from collaboration between senator, state trucking association

    Democratic Sen. Dave Marsden, the main architect of the bill, introduced it in late January, and it passed in the state Senate less than a month later by a vote of 26-13. It could become law as early as July 1 if it passes in the House of Delegates and the governor signs it.


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