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Jan12

The 2014 Virginia General Assembly session convened Wednesday and began deliberation of a new biennial budget and thousands of bills covering a wide range of issues.

A central issue facing the Assembly will be to expand Virginia’s Medicaid program to provide health insurance to approximately 400,000 working poor adults, fully funded by the federal government for three years. A study released by the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association shows that in addition to the obvious public health benefits of expanding health care coverage to the uninsured, there are significant economic benefits to expansion.

Jan9

Delegate McClellan was awarded the Virginia Conference of the American Association of University Professors 2014 Col. Michael S. Harris (Ph.D.) Award for exemplary service by a Virginian public official in support of higher education in the Commonwealth. 

Jan9

As the new legislative session begins, Governor Robert McDonnell spoke to a joint assembly for the final time. It was a bittersweet night Wednesday for the governor as he delivered his final State of the Commonwealth Address.

On this night his colleagues across the aisle didn’t begrudge McDonnell some of his successes. “Most of them were bipartisan, us coming together and for the common good, and he did accomplish a lot in the past four years,” Del. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, said.

 
Jan8

A bill passed by the General Assembly in 2004 says new methadone clinics need to be at least a half mile away from schools and daycares, but the clinic in Shockoe Bottom was an existing clinic that moved to that location, so the law didn't apply. That's why Delegate Jennifer McClellan proposed a bill to make sure that, moving forward, the law applies to all clinics. "There's a loophole in that bill that if it's an already existing methadone clinic that moves, that law didn't apply," McClellan said.

 

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This is the final week of the 2018 General Assembly Session.  As of Tuesday evening, we have passed about 750 bills, with another 175 pending.  The Budget conferees have not yet reached an agreement to bridge the approximately $600 million gap between the House and Senate Budgets, primarily due to their disagreement over Medicaid Expansion. Seven of my bills have passed both the Senate and the House and now await action by the Governor.

We are in the final week of the 2018 Session. So far we have passed about 750 bills, with another 175 pending.  The Budget conferees have not yet reached an agreement to bridge the approximately $600 million gap between the House and Senate Budgets, primarily due to their disagreement over Medicaid Expansion.

Last week the House and Senate adopted their amendments to the 2018 - 2020 biennial budget introduced by Governor McAuliffe on December 18, 2017.  The two budgets are about $600 million apart.  The key difference between the two budgets is Medicaid expansion.