The Virginia Chamber of Commerce offered their own private insurance based alternative to Medicaid expansion. The House remains firm that no form of Medicaid expansion will take place this year. Craig Carper reports from the State Capitol Studio.
Capitol Events features news from the Richmond State Capitol during the General Assembly Session – examining the issues of the day, tracking important legislation, and shedding light on the political process.
The House and Senate have both passed their budgets, setting the stage for a lengthy fight over Medicaid expansion. Craig Carper reports from the State Capitol Studio.
The House and Senate continue to debate budget proposals. So far, the House has approved a two year audit of the state's Medicaid system, over the objections of Democrats. Craig Carper reports from the State Capitol Studio.
A coalition of business leaders and current/former elected officials announced a coordinated effort to amend Virginia's Constitution to require non-partisan redistricting, taking the process away from the legislature. The House and Senate are scheduled to debate their budgets Thursday. Craig Carper reports from the State Capitol Studio.
The House and Senate passed legislation that legalizes hunting on Sundays on private property with permission of the owner. A House sub-Committee tabled a bill that would suspend for 5 years the gun rights of individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses. Craig Carper reports from the State Capitol Studio.
The House and Senate introduced competing 2-year budgets. The Senate version includes a private insurance Medicaid alternative. The House version proposes to fully fund the Virginia Retirement System and increase general fund spending for state colleges by 5%. Craig Carper reports from the State Capitol Studio.
A Federal Judge has struck down Virginia's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Appeals are expected. Peter Faucher reports from the State Capitol Studio.
A House Committee has killed a Senate Bill that would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.25 an hour over a two year period. Craig Keeton reports from the State Capitol Studio.
The House and Senate budget proposals won't be announced until Sunday (February 16). Both chambers will present very different visions regarding Medicaid Expansion. Craig Carper reports from the State Capitol Studio.
The House and Senate have completed work on all their own bills for the 2014 session. Those bills now go across the hall for consideration in the opposite chamber.
The Senate voted today to raise the minimum wage by two dollars over the next two years and to repeal the requirement for trans-abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion.