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.
GOP Speaker Kirk Cox announced Thursday that the House would gavel in on May 30.
Senate Republican Majority Leader Tommy Norment said he expects the upper chamber to pass a budget next week and it is “probable” that it will include Medicaid expansion.
Top Republican lawmakers in Virginia are unveiling a new budget proposal that will expand Medicaid, give state workers raises and boost the state’s rainy-day fund.
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 Virginia are returning to the Capitol to debate whether to expand Medicaid in a special session focused on the state budget that is scheduled to start on Wednesday.
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.
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