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Senate Majority Leader Shifts Tone on Medicaid Expansion

After two Senate Republicans indicated they're willing to support certain Medicaid expansion proposals, the leader of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus is also indicating a shifted stance. Saraya Wintersmith reports Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment is now willing to talk about ways to make a more fiscally responsible proposal.

Lawmakers Head Home With Budget Work Pending

When lawmakers and their staff pack up their capitol offices and leave at the end of a legislative session, they’re typically only coming back for public meetings and considering vetoes and amendments from the Governor. But this year’s legislative session has now officially come and gone without a budget to show. That means lawmakers will have to return to work out their disagreements in a special session.


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