House of Delegates

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Supporters of expanding Medicaid are celebrating movement in the House of Delegates after many years of resistance. The House included an expansion in its state budget proposal released over the weekend.

The expansion still has to get through the Senate, though, which did not include  the effort in its budget version.

Lawmakers in Richmond are dealing with a number of firsts walking the hallways, including the first lesbian first Asian-American woman lawmakers. And the first transgender delegate is causing some language to shift.

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After a recount, a court battle and a contested ballot, the race for the seat representing Newport News in the House of Delegates finally has a winner: Republican David Yancey. 

Yancey won the race by random drawing at a public meeting in Richmond Thursday.

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A three-judge panel has rejected a request to reconsider its ruling on a recount in an election that could determine partisan control of the Virginia House.

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Virginia state House Speaker William Howell is recovering from emergency heart surgery.