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Drug courts to get $6 million

Virginia’s 14 drug courts survived the General Assembly budget battle and will get a $6 million allocation under the agreement just hammered out. But a new $2 million program to help inmates re-enter society after prison was gutted.

The Daily Progress has this account, which includes comment from local drug court officials.

And The Virginian-Pilot offers some of the back-and-forth trading that prompted a budget deal between the House of Delegates and the Senate.