Anne Marie Morgan http://wvtf.org en Virginia Clean Cities Representatives Talk Natural Gas at Expo http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-clean-cities-representatives-talk-natural-gas-expo <div><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:40:55 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 20039 at http://wvtf.org Virginia Clean Cities Representatives Talk Natural Gas at Expo Cantor Agrees - Government could Help Foster Innovation in Start-Ups http://wvtf.org/post/cantor-agrees-government-could-help-foster-innovation-start-ups <div>Government needs to foster a climate of creativity and technological innovation so that entrepreneurial ideas and start-ups can flourish. That’s the conclusion of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who met Monday with members of a Richmond start-up and tech community that promotes creativity and collaboration. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:45:50 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 19989 at http://wvtf.org Cantor Agrees - Government could Help Foster Innovation in Start-Ups State Senate Passes Budget http://wvtf.org/post/state-senate-passes-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Virginia Senate has passed its version of the state budget for the next two fiscal years, which begin on July 1st. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senators introduced the spending bill proposed by Governor McAuliffe, then added their own touches— including Marketplace Virginia, the private-insurance alternative to Medicaid expansion. But by the end of the day the Senate and the House were no closer to resolving their budget stalemate.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:32:47 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 19666 at http://wvtf.org State Senate Passes Budget Senate Finance Committee Proposes "Marketplace Virginia" Alternate to Medicaid Expansion http://wvtf.org/post/senate-finance-committee-proposes-marketplace-virginia-alternate-medicaid-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Senate Finance Committee has rejected the traditional Medicaid expansion in Governor McAuliffe’s proposed budget in favor of its own alternative, “Marketplace Virginia.”&nbsp; The Senate plan would use federal funds to provide private health insurance for residents who make under 139 percent of the poverty level, but GOP House leaders are not sold on the idea.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:11:40 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 19631 at http://wvtf.org Senate Finance Committee Proposes "Marketplace Virginia" Alternate to Medicaid Expansion Gov. McAuliffe's Medicaid Proposal not to be Rushed http://wvtf.org/post/gov-mcauliffes-medicaid-proposal-not-be-rushed <p>Hundreds of Virginians crowded into a Senate committee room Tuesday night for a public hearing on Governor McAuliffe’s recently proposed budget.&nbsp;&nbsp;Some speakers praised the bill’s two-percent pay raise for state employees, college faculty, and teachers, while others endorsed his plan to fund Line-of-Duty payments for fallen police officers.&nbsp;However, the majority came to support either the Governor’s traditional Medicaid expansion OR the Senate’s private-insurance alternative, Marketplace Virginia. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:20:10 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 19371 at http://wvtf.org Gov. McAuliffe's Medicaid Proposal not to be Rushed