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Re: The Governor and the Speaker continue to get it done
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 09:07:59 AM »
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    I don't know if he got jail time but its gone on as a felony and carried felonious fines and court fees.

    I would think we can all agree that stealing an iPhone should't carry the same degree of punishment as stealing someone car!
    "It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." - POTUS #32

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    Re: The Governor and the Speaker continue to get it done
    « Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 12:39:18 PM »
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  • Going to court for $1.99? They should penalize the person who brought charges for something like that. I'll pay the $1.99 for him.

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    Re: The Governor and the Speaker continue to get it done
    « Reply #17 on: February 14, 2018, 09:58:16 AM »
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  • No kidding. But not anymore.

    Governor Northam putting rural and small town Virginia forward as a priority:

    http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/northam-medicaid-expansion-is-key-to-rural-economic-development/article_93a2503b-7797-5bec-b231-f26e9b18e1ab.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

    Medicaid expansion is key to rural economic development. And many who were born and raised in our area, especially in Ridgeway, Bassett, and Axton, etc. move away to pursue a career with higher wages and opportunities. Telling people to move for opportunity also diminishes our responsibility to look out for the good of the whole state. Its good to see a Governor finally addressing this issue.
    "It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." - POTUS #32

    Solon

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    Re: The Governor and the Speaker continue to get it done
    « Reply #18 on: February 14, 2018, 10:40:17 AM »
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  • No kidding. But not anymore.

    Governor Northam putting rural and small town Virginia forward as a priority:

    http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/northam-medicaid-expansion-is-key-to-rural-economic-development/article_93a2503b-7797-5bec-b231-f26e9b18e1ab.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

    Medicaid expansion is key to rural economic development. And many who were born and raised in our area, especially in Ridgeway, Bassett, and Axton, etc. move away to pursue a career with higher wages and opportunities. Telling people to move for opportunity also diminishes our responsibility to look out for the good of the whole state. Its good to see a Governor finally addressing this issue.

    Bravo!
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    Re: The Governor and the Speaker continue to get it done
    « Reply #19 on: February 15, 2018, 05:48:06 PM »
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  • Governor Northam putting rural and small town Virginia forward as a priority:

    http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/northam-medicaid-expansion-is-key-to-rural-economic-development/article_93a2503b-7797-5bec-b231-f26e9b18e1ab.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

    Medicaid expansion is key to rural economic development. And many who were born and raised in our area, especially in Ridgeway, Bassett, and Axton, etc. move away to pursue a career with higher wages and opportunities. Telling people to move for opportunity also diminishes our responsibility to look out for the good of the whole state. Its good to see a Governor finally addressing this issue.

    Del. Terry G. Kilgore (R-Scott), chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, agrees with you Common Sense. Republicans who care about their constituents more than Koch campaign cash deserve to be admired and reelected. Here is a man who can look reality in the eye and understand that Freedom Caucus ideologues and Rand Paul Randites are worthless drones to his constituents. He lives in the real world and his people need help.
     
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    A prominent Republican state legislator from southwest Virginia announced his support Thursday for expanding Medicaid, an about-face that could make it easier for other rural conservatives to get on board after four years of steadfast opposition.

    Del. Terry G. Kilgore (R-Scott), chairman of the powerful House Commerce and Labor Committee, said his struggling coal-country district would get the “hand up” it desperately needs if more uninsured Virginians were made eligible for the federal-state health-care program.

    “For my district, for my part of the state, it’s the right thing to do,” Kilgore said. “At the end of the day, I think you’ll see a lot of folks feeling that way.”

    Rural legislator from southwest Va. breaks the ‘Republican Dam’ for Medicaid expansion
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/rural-republican-legislator-from-southwest-va-comes-out-for-medicaid-expansion/2018/02/15/f2924950-1276-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-local%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.b079b098efee
    On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
    ...H. L. Mencken

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    Re: The Governor and the Speaker continue to get it done
    « Reply #20 on: February 15, 2018, 05:56:27 PM »
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  • Medicaid expansion is not the only help on the way for economically-backward areas.

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    A bipartisan bill aimed at luring companies to economically distressed parts of Virginia by offering tax breaks to their employees has advanced in the General Assembly, passing the House of Delegates on Tuesday after a similar measure cleared the Senate the day before.

    ...The measure would let suffering areas offer corporate and personal income-tax breaks for companies that agree to locate there, as long as they meet certain criteria. The bill contained a list of 39 counties and six cities and was modified Monday to add another county.

    ...The House passed it Tuesday by a vote of 87 to 12.

    The Senate passed its version the day before.

    ,,,Sen. William M. Stanley Jr. (R-Franklin), who carried the Senate version, went through a long litany of ways that Southwestern Virginia and other rural areas are less fortunate than “the gold crescent” — the area from Northern Virginia to Richmond and over to Hampton Roads.

    In the Southwest, he said, people have a lower life expectancy, less health insurance, less education and greater likelihood of opioid addiction.

    Virginia General Assembly passes unusual bipartisan plan to help impoverished areas
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/bipartisan-bill-to-help-poor-areas-advances-but-not-without-challenges/2018/02/12/1c4c269a-1037-11e8-8ea1-c1d91fcec3fe_story.html?utm_term=.4c08e2eef343
    On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
    ...H. L. Mencken