As part of his continuing efforts to address a troubling rise in heroin and prescription drug overdose fatalities in the Commonwealth, Attorney General Mark R. Herring reported in on milestones in the first year of his Five Point Plan to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse.
Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring commemorated one year of marriage equality in Virginia on the day the Commonwealth began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and started recognizing legally performed out-of-state marriages between same-sex partners.
As Virginia prepares for a potential hurricane event, Governor McAuliffe's declaration of a state of emergency has triggered Virginia's anti-price gouging statutes designed to protect consumers from paying exorbitant prices for necessities during an emergency.
As part of his ongoing efforts to address a troubling rise in heroin and opioid abuse in Virginia, Attorney General Mark R. Herring, along with the attorneys general of 36 states plus the District of Columbia, has written to leaders in the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees urging passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (S. 524/HR 953).
Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced the first in a series of initiatives to promote safe, impartial, 21st century policing in Virginia, and to promote mutual trust and positive relationships between Virginia law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.