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Monthly archive January, 2015

Guest Blog: Observations from the General Assembly

The following is a blog post from a VPLC intern on her observations during a committee meeting this week at … Read more

In Session: “Tabled by Voice Vote”

We want to focus this week’s recap of the General Assembly Session on five Bills we supported that were before … Read more

Virginia Panel Quickly Kills Proposal to Limit High-Rate Loans

By Dave Ress, Daily Press

It took less than five minutes for a House of Delegates committee to kill a bill … Read more

In Session: Week Two of the General Assembly

We just wrapped up week two of the General Assembly Session and we want to let you know what issues … Read more

In Session: “Deflategate” & Virginia’s Payday and Car Title Lenders

By now most of us have heard about “deflategate”-the discovery that the New England Patriots deflated the footballs in the … Read more

In Session: Long-term Enhancements for Temporary Assistance are Overdue

This morning, the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services will consider two bills to improve Virginia’s Temporary Assistance for … Read more

In Session: VPLC at the General Assembly

And we’re off …

The General Assembly is in session, and our advocates are analyzing bills to make sure the … Read more

Transparency Virginia

VPLC recently joined TV.  Not television, but Transparency Virginia.  TV is a coalition that seeks to bring the people’s business closer … Read more

Payday Lenders are Using the Internet to Evade State Law

By Hunter Stuart, Huffingtonpost.com

Borrowing from any payday lender can be a risky endeavor. Borrowing from one online can be … Read more

2015 Legislative Session

2015 Legislative Session

The General Assembly adjourned in late February.  We want to update you on how some of our legislative priorities fared … Read more

Affordable Care Act Health Enrollment in Virginia ‘on track’

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press

The government released the first state-by-state numbers for health-insurance enrollment through the federally run state … Read more