Virginia lawmakers at impasse on Medicaid expansion
Virginia lawmakers at impasse on Medicaid expansion
Budget talks need bipartisan spirit
12 March, 2018, 06:34
That bill would likely be very similar to the budget submitted to the current session by Gov. Terry McAuliffe before he left office, since new Gov. Ralph Northam endorsed that budget. Most of the state's 60,000 regular Medicaid recipients would have been exempted due to their health or age. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, as a limited alternative to full expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but without money in the Senate budget to pay for it.
Last-minute legislative maneuvering is under way to resolve the budget impasse, and we hope it involves compromise and not pushing through a hard-line position.
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Norment said that if he were out of step on an issue with most of his caucus and with its leadership, he'd have no choice but to resign as Majority Leader.
The budget chairman had sent the legislation to the House floor without a Senate amendment to link enactment to funding in the budget.
Jones said Thursday that he will instead allow Dunnavant's bill to die without action in the House, which must complete action on all bills by midnight under the procedural resolution for the assembly session that began January 10.
Now, the long wait begins for a budget, both for changes in the spending plan for the fiscal year that ends on June 30 and the spending plan for the biennium that begins on July 1.
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