$300 million budget gap possible for Va. budget

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A possible $300 million gap is adding a new wrinkle to state budget impasse that threatens a possible state government shutdown. Gov. Terry McAuliffe met with key lawmakers Monday at the Capitol to tell them about lower-than-expected tax revenues that could leave a $300 million budget hole for the current fiscal […]

Former Va. governor due in court for dismissal hearing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife are due in federal court for a hearing on whether to dismiss most of the corruption charges filed against them. Judge James R. Spencer will also hear arguments Monday on whether McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, should receive separate trials. Prosecutors oppose separating […]

Virginia lawmakers sustain McAuliffe vetoes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Gov. Terry McAuliffe has successfully vetoed two religious expression bills and legislation that would have granted people who receive red-light tickets the right to contest citations in circuit court. The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to uphold McAuliffe’s vetoes during a one-day legislative meeting commonly referred to as the “veto session.” McAuliffe […]

Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers

  The Medicaid expansion debate in Virginia has the attention of some of the largest insurance companies in the country…no matter the outcome. WLNI’s Velvet Hall has more: 04-14-14 MEDICAID EXP #2–LNI-WEB