HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Some of the Valley's state representatives in Richmond were at JMU for a meeting with the public Wednesday morning.
The legislators laid out their priorities for the upcoming General Assembly session.
Delegates Steve Landes, Tony Wilt and Senator Emmett Hanger spoke before a room full of people at the JMU Festival Center.
They talked about a variety of issues including transportation, mental health and how to help businesses across the state.
They also answered questions from the public.
Wilt said he expects the possible Medicaid expansion to be the issue that gets the most attention in the upcoming session. If passed, an estimated 400,000 more people would be eligible to receive Medicaid benefits.
He said he's staying cautious.
"I'm a firm believer in reform before expansion. I think, as was stated here earlier, right now Medicaid is 22 percent of our state budget. To think about just going in and comprehensively expanding, that is a scary thought to me," said Wilt.
One other thing that will be new for the next session is working with governor-elect Terry McAuliffe.
Wilt, a Republican, said he's a businessman and wants to hear McAuliffe's ideas.
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