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Virginia lawmakers are deadlocked over whether to expand Medicaid and cover an additional 400,000 Virginians. If the stalemate lasts through June, it could trigger an unprecedented shutdown of state government.
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is telling lawmakers that he plans to call a special session on March 24 devoted to passing the state's budget.
A budget-balancing gimmick enacted 3 1/2 years ago that requires some merchants to pay early estimated sales taxes would almost disappear under a proposal Gov. Bob McDonnell will include in the budget amendments he presents the General Assembly next week.
The final shape of Virginia's budget is now officially in the hands of senior legislators.v
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A big battle lies ahead in Virginia over its state budget. It includes money that could keep some local tolls down, but it's far from a done deal.