General Assembly Returns for Special Session

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia state lawmakers are back in Richmond trying to pass a roughly $96 billion two-year budget.

The General Assembly is set to start a special session Monday.

Lawmakers adjourned from the regular legislative session two weeks ago without passing a state budget.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the democratically controlled Senate want a state budget that includes a Medicaid expansion plan that emphasizes the use of private insurers, but that proposal is staunchly opposed by leaders in the GOP-controlled House.

There's been no sign that the two sides have come close to an agreement since the regular session ended.


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