The Virginia Senate has approved a new budget and sent it to the House of Delegates, though the House Republican leadership says the Senate is using procedural tactics to delay serious negotiations.
Governor Terry McAuliffe has completed action on all but a handful of bills passed during the 2014 General Assembly session. Craig Carper reports.
The Senate Finance Committee has adopted a new budget and reinserted its private insurance-based Medicaid expansion alternative, Marketplace Virginia into its pages.
WCVE analyst Jeff Schapiro says state government is locked in legislative paralysis.
The State Senate on April 1 held a four-hour public hearing on Gov. McAuliffe's budget bill and its version of Medicaid expansion, Marketplace Virginia.
Tomorrow(April 1) at 2pm, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on both Governor McAuliffe’s introduced budget, which expands Virginia’s Medicaid program and the House of Delegates budget, which does not. Craig Carper reports.
Analyst Jeff Schapiro says there's been no progress in resolving the state budget conflict.
Governor Terry McAuliffe says he did not approve language in the e-mail announcing his political action committee stating that high-level donors would get access to the Governor and other policy makers. Craig Carper reports.
The House of Delegates has passed its budget without any form of Medicaid expansion and adjourned until April 7th. Craig Carper reports.
In a busy first day in the General Assembly’s special session, Governor McAuliffe introduced a new budget, only to have it rejected hours later by the House of Delegates. The Senate adjourned for two weeks. The centerpiece of McAuliffe’s budget is a two-year trial expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. McAuliffe presented a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services granting federal permission for a two-year pilot program with no penalty for cancellation.