No budget agreement — and General Assembly session ends Saturday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Lawmakers are still at odds over the budget as the last day of this year’s General Assembly session nears.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to call a special session for March 24 if the Senate and House cannot come to an agreement by the close of session Saturday.

The dueling opinions Democrats and Republicans have about whether to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid are a major hold-up.

Stay with and CBS 6 News for updates on this story. 


  • Manalishi.

    Shut it down. If Gov mcAullife demands to put a federal crutch in our state’s budget,,,shut it down.

  • Eli Thomas

    CBS get the story right. The house passed a budget that the senate/lt govenor rejected because they seperated medicaid from it. The feds will only help pay for it for a couple of years then the burden shifts totally to VA. So Comrade CBS what programs should we cut in a couple of years to pay for this boondogle

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