Jeff Schapiro analyzes Virginia political news for WCVE News.
Those on both sides of the debate on the State Senate’s federally funded, private insurance-based Medicaid expansion alternative are taking their message on the road. Craig Carper reports from a Republican event at Lundie Insurance in Colonial Heights.
With no resolution in sight on the Senate’s private insurance based Medicaid expansion alternative, Marketplace Virginia, the General Assembly is poised to adjourn on Saturday without a budget. The Governor has been touring hospitals and clinics around the state in an effort to build support for expansion.
The General Assembly has adjourned without a budget and no agreement on expanding the state’s Medicaid program. The current House and Senate budget drafts are now dead with the adjournment of the regular session. Governor Terry McAuliffe has called a special session bringing the legislature back to Richmond on March 24th. They will then amend and try to find a compromise on a new budget that the Governor will introduce at that time. This is the fifth time the legislature has gone into overtime because of a budget impasse since 2001.
Before leaving town on Saturday, the legislature passed several significant bills.. Craig Carper reports.
The General Assembly has adjourned without a budget and no agreement on expanding the state’s Medicaid program. Craig Carper reports
The Virginia Senate has approved a bill called "Brendon's Law," to curb celebratory gunfire in the Commonwealth. Charles Fishburne reports.
Yesterday Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a major Medicaid reform he says clears the way to for some form of expansion and the House and Senate held procedural votes that set the stage for the General Assembly to Adjourn on Saturday….without a budget. Craig Carper reports
Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a major Medicaid reform he says clears the way for some form of expansion, while the House and Senate held procedural votes that set the stage for the General Assembly to adjourn March 8 without a budget. McAuliffe announced the launch of Commonwealth Coordinated Care, a program that will blend into one plan and coordinate Medicare and Medicaid benefits for 78,000 Virginians now eligible for both programs.