Elected officials firing off in response to state budget debacle

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) –Governor Terry McAuliffe is being transparent about his disapproval of the newly passed “weak” state budget, saying some harsh words to Republicans in the General Assembly. McAuliffe says he believes the budget plan is not sufficient.

Republicans aren’t being shy about speaking out on their opinion, either.

The biggest issue between the governor and the GOP has been focused on Medicaid. McAuliffe signed a line item veto on what he believes to be an attempt to block the expansion of Medicaid in Virginia.

Many elected officials have spoken about the debacle online.

Senator Mark Obenshain also had a lot to say on his Facebook page about McAuliffe’s reaction.

Senator Mark Warner spoke to CBS 6 about the issue. Warner said he understands the governor’s frustration, and that he was disappointed no compromise was made in the house to try to come up with their own plan for healthcare expansion.

“There was a bipartisan plan that came out of the Senate,” Warner said. “I wish the House would come up with their own.”



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