By Dan Heyman, Public News Service Advocates of the Affordable Care Act are hailing the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s healthcare reform law, especially what it means for the state’s uninsured. Jill Hanken, staff attorney with the Virginia Poverty Law Center, notes there are more than a million Virginians without health insurance. The Supreme […]Violence Against Women Act in Limbo – Lives Hang in the Balance?
By Monique Coppola, Public News Service-VA Reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) remains in limbo. The legislation has implications for the victims of rape, stalking and domestic violence in Virginia and around the nation. Originally enacted in 1994, the Senate passed a reauthorization last month (S. 1925) with expanded protections for Native […]