Virginia House to reconvene next week for budget work

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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