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.
Jeff Schapiro joins WCVE's Saraya Wintersmith for this week’s political analysis. Topics include the upcoming legislative budget showdown over Medicaid expansion, Gov. Ralph Northam taking actions reverberating through the environmental community and U.S. Sen Tim Kaine kicking off his re-election campaign.
Virginia's junior U.S. Senator Tim Kaine is kicking off his official re-election campaign. He spoke with reporters in Richmond Monday afternoon. Even though it's his 10th time launching a campaign, a smiling and bright-eyed Senator Tim Kaine says he still has some of that nervous, excited energy, "If you don't have a little jitters, you should probably be doing something else." Kaine, who is seeking his second Senate term, is scheduled to hold a rally at the Maggie Walker Governor's school tonight.