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The Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission has been traveling around the state conducting roundtables in each of the 12 Virginia communities that King visited. The commission will be visiting the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts later this month to pay tribute to King’s visit to Peanut Park in 1963.

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We nearly half way into this year's 60-day session. As always, session moves at a brisk pace, and the legislature has already taken action on a number of bills in committee. 

On Wednesday, January 8th, the General Assembly convened for the 2014 Session, kicking off a 60-day "long" session. Some of the most contentious issues we'll be considering include the 2015-2016 budget, whether or not to expand Medicaid, and how to continue our economic recovery and aid those individuals and families who have been most severely impacted by the economic downturn.

As we begin 2014, the General Assembly is gearing up to convene on Wednesday, January 8th. Continue reading for a preview of some of the issues expected to come before the General Assembly, including the 2015/2016 budget.

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