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.
On their way to morning meetings early Thursday (3/8), budget conferees didn’t have much to report on reconciliations between the GOP-controlled House budget that includes Medicaid expansion and the GOP-controlled Senate budget that doesn’t.
The legislative season in Virginia is winding down – but the work of three Albemarle County high school students is just gearing up.
Vickie Wright-Evans knows firsthand what it’s like to go without healthcare coverage for serious issues: carpel tunnel, nerve damage and more. “By the time I was able to get to the doctor my conditions were to the point that I was told that if I would have waited two more days they would have had to amputate my hand…”