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Jan28

Watch the segment on WWBT NBC 12 about Democratic legislators’ reactions to the Governor’s transportation plan.  Both Republicans and Democrats agree finding money for transportation is a critical need this legislative session. How to reach that goal may be a bit divisive as lawmakers work through a series of bills weeks after Governor Bob McDonnell recommended sweeping changes.

Jan27

Over a quarter of a century ago, Virginia made significant investments in its transportation infrastructure. Ever since, we have struggled to fully fund our transportation needs. Now, our roads are crumbling and congested. Thousands of bridges need repair. Too many Virginians spend too much time sitting in traffic rather than with their families or working. Our urban areas need a more robust mass transit system, and we need high-speed rail to connect Hampton Roads to Washington.

Jan27

Over a quarter of a century ago, Virginia made significant investments in its transportation infrastructure. Ever since, we have struggled to fully fund our transportation needs. Now, our roads are crumbling and congested. Thousands of bridges need repair. Too many Virginians spend too much time sitting in traffic rather than with their families or working. Our urban areas need a more robust mass transit system, and we need high-speed rail to connect Hampton Roads to Washington.

Jan22

The election of Barack Obama as President in 2008 was a historic first for our country.  His re-election is just as remarkable given that no Democratic President since Franklin D. Roosevelt has won more than 50% of the vote in consecutive elections.  No President since 1940 has been re-elected in a time when the unemployment rate was over 7.5%.    Perhaps his success is rooted in his record.

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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.

Last week, the Senate and House each passed their proposed amendments to the Biennial Budget introduced by the Governor.  
 
The key difference between the two budgets is Medicaid expansion. The House budget extends health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Virginians who need it by expanding Medicaid and accepting more than $3 billion in federal funding to do so. The House budget also directs the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to apply to the federal government for a waiver that imposes work requirements for certain Medicaid recipients.