By COLIN KENNEDY
Capital News Service
RICHMOND — Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates proposed a special legislative session to address the debate on Medicaid expansion just days before the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn.
The House and Senate are less than one-tenth of one percent (or $26 million) apart from compromising on a two-year, $96 billion state budget agreement. However, GOP leadership reinforced its position Tuesday that Medicaid Expansion does not belong in the budget bill.
Majority Leader Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, said the commonwealth’s local governing bodies need budgeting information by Saturday’s deadline, and urged the General Assembly to pass a clean budget and reconvene at a later date to discuss Medicaid Expansion as a separate issue.
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