Creigh Deeds

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In the last three months, three women under the age of 40 have died at the Fluvanna Correctional Center.  Lawyers representing the inmates want a federal judge to step in, and politicians are reacting to the news with varied degrees of concern.

During his last few months as governor, Terry McAullife is taking stock of his time in office — especially on action on mental health. Michael Pope has the story.

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Virginia spends only 52% of the national average on community-based mental health according to a national non-profit called Mental Health America, ranking the state 38th compared to others. The news comes as a group co-chaired by Senator Creigh Deeds meets in Richmond to review goals for the legislative session which begins in January.  

Fireworks Forecast for Richmond

Jan 11, 2016
WAMU

Virginia’s legislature will begin its regular session on Wednesday – hoping to consider about two thousand bills.  Sandy Hausman spoke with long-time legislators and newcomers who predict plenty of fireworks before the General Assembly adjourns in about 60 days.

This will be the 25th session for Senator Creigh Deeds, who still looks forward to the marathon lawmaking effort.