(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

Virginia House to Work on Budget

State government could shut down if not resolved

May 25, 2018 - 11:55 am

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House of Delegates plans to reconvene next week with plans to finalize a state budget. GOP Speaker Kirk Cox announced Thursday that the House would gavel in on May 30.

Cox cancelled a House meeting earlier this week after the Senate delayed a vote Tuesday on the state budget. GOP Senate leaders said they needed another week to study a new budget proposal that includes Medicaid expansion. The Senate is set meet May 29, and Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment said he expects a budget to pass.

The disagreement over Medicaid expansion has led to a lengthy stalemate on the state budget. State government will shut down July 1 if no budget is passed.

 

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