Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam met with a group of lawmakers Thursday to discuss his spending plan, asking them to pass a state budget that has a “greater focus on the issues of equity.”
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposed more than $2 billion in budget amendments Tuesday for schools, elections and transportation, but the breadth of the plan drew immediate concerns from Republican leaders in the General Assembly.
Northern Virginia leaders are praising the state’s long-awaited budget deal, while also expressing concerns.
Medicaid expansion to around 300,000 low-income Virginians is likely in some form, even opponents of expansion said Monday, as the state Senate returned to Richmond to continue a special session.
Lawmakers in Richmond have failed to reach an agreement on a spending plan due to the disagreement over Medicaid expansion. Either the legislative session will need to be extended, or a special session will have to be called.
Virginia Republican leaders said Monday they’re in favor of some kind of funding for increased medical care, and that Metro is a priority, but they shot down the plans for dedicated funding for Metro and a Medicaid expansion that Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in his final budget proposal. One leader compared the plan to Santa “arriving with a sleigh full of goodies.”
Virginia’s Senate Finance Committee heard a report on what it will cost taxpayers just to keep up with school funding plans in Virginia. Here are the areas where the state is paying more and where it’s saving money.
With just a few months left in office, Gov. Terry McAuliffe is once again calling for the Republican-led General Assembly to expand Medicaid. State lawmakers have refused to take accept millions of federal funding provided through the Affordable Care Act.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe urged Virginia legislators on Friday to include in the state budget funding to conduct mental health screenings in jails and hire investigators to examine suspicious jail deaths.
Virginia state employees could be getting their biggest overall raise in nine years, but a showdown could be looming between Gov. Terry McAuliffe and some Republicans over teacher pay.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe would begin to charge some internet retailers a sales tax and would ask most executive branch agencies to trim their budgets to help close a more than $1 billion budget hole.
Virginia teachers and state workers who missed out on raises this year because of a massive budget shortfall would get one-time bonuses next December under budget amendments Gov. Terry McAuliffe will propose Friday.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing a series of budget measures that includes canceling pay raises, trimming the state’s payroll, and using the state’s rainy day fund.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to announce on Thursday spending cuts designed to help close a budget shortfall of $1.5 billion.
Virginia faces a $1.5 billion shortfall. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he wants to take $125 million slated for pay raises for teachers and other state employees to make a dent in the gap.
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