Now that the Commonwealth has expanded Medicaid in its budget, the clock is ticking to put the program in place.
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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The General Assembly's fight over Medicaid expansion is now moving out of committee and on to the Senate floor.The upper chamber's finance panel passed a budget for the full Senate to consider, but not without a round of confusion and parliamentary inquiries.
Governor Ralph Northam has announced his pick to oversee learning programs in the Commonwealth. Dr. James Lane is the new Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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.
Construction on parts of the controversial 6,000-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline is now halted. WCVE’s Saraya Wintersmith reports a federal appeals panel has vacated an authorizing document from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
April 23, 2018 is Virginia’s first Barbara Johns Day. The late civil rights activist is credited with leading a local movement to get equitably resourced schools. It began with a student walkout 67 years ago. Saraya Wintersmith reports on some of the efforts to keep that story alive.
Members of Virginia's General Assembly are meeting again at the Capitol today (4/18). This time, they’re considering vetoes and amendments from the executive branch and conferring with one another between breaks.
Walking along Mantle’s inward spiraling pathway, artist Alan Michelson says the circular shape and the stone that surrounds it is different than other monuments in the Capitol Square and he wanted it to be that way.
The House Appropriations Committee is out with changes to the state's Medicaid expansion proposal. The new provisions come with explicit consequences for those who don't comply with work requirements.