Proposed reforms to the way emergency care is handled for mental health crises got a boost this week from a Virginia legislative panel formed in the wake of the suicide of the son of State Sen. Creigh Deeds.
Virtually every lobbyist in Richmond has a vested interested in tax credits that are already part of the code. That means the governor's proposal to roll back exemptions and credits for coalfield production, land preservation and long-term care insurance policies won't be easy.
A court-appointed doctor in Alexandria will be conducting an evaluation to determine whether or not Charles Severance, a former fringe political candidate, is competent to stand trial for three high-profile murders.
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