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Overview of our 2011 legislative agenda

VAR's Jay DeBoer gives a short video overview of the new laws we'll be fighting for in the 2011 General Assembly.

What to do if you suspect your home has tainted drywall

The federal government recently advised homeowners with tainted drywall to remove it. (The problem material is easily detected -- copper wiring and other metals start corroding, a condition that's not hard to spot. See the photos at the right.) The Consumer Product Safety Commission has set up a drywall information center on its website, and reports that 123 Virginia homeowners have been affected so far.

The CPSC has released Interim Remediation Guidance for homes with confirmed problem drywall. It calls for the replacement of: