Members of Virginia's General Assembly are meeting again at the Capitol today (4/18). This time, they’re considering vetoes and amendments from the executive branch and conferring with one another between breaks.
Legislators are reconvening to hash out a two-year state budget. While much of the focus has centered on Medicaid, there's another discussion happening. Saraya Wintersmith reports activists are trying to draw attention to negotiations about the future of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
As legislators headed back to their districts without a budget Saturday afternoon (3/10), Governor Ralph Northam said he remains optimistic.
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.