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Saraya Wintersmith

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Saraya Wintersmith has spent the last two years covering Virginia's General Assembly for WCVE. When the Commonwealth's legislature is not in session, she splits her time covering government affairs and the Richmond Metro beat. 

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Articles by Saraya Wintersmith

Budget Delay

Virginia will remain without a budget for at least another week. The Senate adjourned Tuesday evening (5/22/18) after about an hour of speeches on finances and Medicaid expansion, but no spending plan.

Senate Majority Leader Shifts Tone on Medicaid Expansion

After two Senate Republicans indicated they're willing to support certain Medicaid expansion proposals, the leader of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus is also indicating a shifted stance. Saraya Wintersmith reports Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment is now willing to talk about ways to make a more fiscally responsible proposal.