Last month, I had the opportunity to speak with the Virginia Association of Community Service Boards (VACSB) about, among other things, the General Assembly’s re-commitment to mental health services. For those of you who are not familiar with CSBs, they were established in 1968 to provide for “community-based mental health, developmental, and substance abuse services to individuals with mental health or substance use disorders, intellectual disability, or co-occurring disorders.” That is a tall order given the human condition.
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Federal District Judge Claude M. Hilton today extended Virginia’s voter registration deadline until 11:59 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, October 21, 2016.
On the previous October 17, 2016, deadline, the Department of Elections online registration system crashed due to historic and unprecedented activity. According to one county registrar, thousands of citizens were denied access to the November 8 election.
Last month, I had the opportunity to welcome Governor McAuliffe to the 43rd House District. He came to help weatherize the home of two veterans living in Rose Hill. For over three decades, Dominion’s EnergyShare program has helped hundreds of thousands of Virginia families maximize energy efficiency and decrease their energy bills by providing simple yet critical tools and techniques to weatherize their homes.
In 2013, Governor McAuliffe ran to build a New Virginia Economy—primarily to grow the private economy and reduce our overdependence on federal spending. A major part of our economic growth rests on badly needed, significant transportation improvements.
Del. Mark Sickles (D-43) recognized the more than five decades of Koinonia consistently providing emergency relief services in the Franconia and Kingstowne Communities. The 43rd House District that Delegate Sickles represents includes most of the area served by Koinonia. Delegate Sickles presented a framed Commendation congratulating Koinonia. “The emergency relief that Koinonia provides our neighbors is more than just food and clothing. It’s a caring and compassionate contact with people showing them that they matter."