Governor Terry McAuliffe has submitted a budget amendment asking House and Senate committees for the authority to expand Virginia’s Medicaid program, should the commission charged with reforming the state program fail to do so.
It’s day thirteen of the General Assembly’s 60-Day Session and many notable bills are now dead. Craig Carper reports.
Analyst Jeff Schapiro discusses Governor McAuliffe’s firm stance on Medicaid Expansion in his recent address to General Assembly lawmakers. Republican Party strategist Ed Gillespie announced on Thursday that he’s running for the Senate, taking on Mark R. Warner.
In the wake of the attack on Senator Creigh Deeds, lawmakers are examining extending the amount of time an individual may be held under an Emergency Custody Order, though one Senator says this could create a problem for rural law enforcement agencies. Craig Carper reports.
Attorney General Mark Herring yesterday dismissed two law firms that charged taxpayers $785,000 to represent former Governor Bob McDonnell and his staff in the "Giftgate Scandal." Charles Fishburne reports.
The bill known as Brendon’s Law, which targets those who fire celebratory gun shots which kill or injure another person, has passed the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. Craig Carper reports.
The State Senate Education and Health Committee is scheduled to hear the first of Senator Creigh Deeds’ bills to address holes in the state’s mental health system. Craig Carper reports.
House of Delegates Republicans have unveiled their education agenda for the 2014 session, with the goals of fewer tests and more virtual programs. Craig Carper reports.
In his first official address to the House and Senate, Governor Terry McAuliffe told legislators he will submit a budget amendment which sets a deadline for the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission to rule on the possible expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Craig Carper reports.