Across the state, some Virginians have made it clear they do not support some of the proposed gun legislation makes its way through the General Assembly. While the assault weapons ban will not pass, that’s not the case for other bills.
Euthanasia numbers of shelter dogs have decreased by 63% in the last seven years in Virginia. According to data published by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 8,173 dogs were euthanized in Virginia shelters in 2019.
A state agency is reporting substantial gains in addiction treatment under Virginia’s Medicaid expansion — a report that comes as lawmakers consider several budget proposals to expand the continuum of care for substance use disorders.