General Assembly 2018

Virginia's 2018 General Assembly session is underway with a new governor, a plan for your tax dollars and a new dynamic between Republicans and Democrats.

Keep up with the action as Mallory Noe-Payne and Michael Pope report from the General Assembly from start to finish. 

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As the June 30th deadline approaches, Virginia lawmakers are back in Richmond to finalize the state budget. A month ago, The House of Delegates passed a budget that includes Medicaid expansion. Now the Senate is taking its turn - although it’s unclear if their opposition to Medicaid expansion has waned.

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A state legislative committee on school safety, formed in response to the shooting at a Florida high school, is getting to work. They’ll be taking a look at school security and mental health issues, but not gun control.

 

 

Despite already being one month into overtime, state lawmakers will wait until mid May to restart budget negotiations. Leaders in the Senate say they want updated data on tax collections before they dive back in.

 

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Virginia’s House of Delegates met for a veto session Wednesday, lawmakers tried to override only one of Governor Ralph Northam’s vetoes.

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Virginia could become the next state to add work requirements for Medicaid. The conservative reforms are being proposed by lawmakers in Virginia’s House. It’s part of a strategy to convince the state Senate to support Medicaid expansion.

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