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Attorney General of Virginia

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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

900 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219


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Michael Kelly, Director of Communications
Phone: (804)786-5874 
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RICHMOND--(June 13, 2014) Attorney General Mark R. Herring released the following statement following legislative passage of the Virginia state budget:

"Unfortunately, the budget passed by the Republican majority in the House and the new Republican majority in the Senate fails to address the needs of Virginians. Refusing to close the coverage gap means refusing to bring Virginia tax dollars back to the Commonwealth, create thousands of jobs, or enjoy the public safety benefits that police chiefs and sheriffs tell me would result from expanded access to mental health and addiction treatment. Addressing the needs of our citizens should be a shared goal, yet ideology and political pressures have proven too great to overcome at this time."



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