Proposal Could Address State Budget Impasse

A proposed procedural change to a legislative commission, may be the starting point of a compromise that ends a months-long impasse over the Virginia state budget. Under current law, no expansion can take place unless the commission votes for it. The recommendation is that eligibility expand automatically unless actively voted against by the commission. AP reports, both House Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday they were encouraged by the proposal, saying it merits further study.

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