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Paul Goldman is a local lawyer who helped run Doug Wilder's historic campaign for governor of Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. – For those who want to take a break from the Shockoe Stadium shocker, here is a different kind of shocker: A bipartisan solution, meeting all the objectives of both the VA GOP and the VA Democrats, to avoid a possible government shutdown due to a budget deadlock.

The Washington Post has picked it up.

I have received a lot of interest from top experts where policy and politics intersect for the good of the Commonwealth.

“This produces the bipartisan agreement both parties claim they want. Republicans achieve their objective: Virginia Medicaid doesn’t expand to spend money in the future on anyone not currently eligible for the program. This meets the common-sense definition of ‘expansion’ used by a Virginia taxpayer: Learn how to manage the program within current parameters.

Democrats achieve their objective: provides the care they want to deliver to those 400,000 needy Virginians without any new state money. McAuliffe says he can do it with the federal government’s promised backing. We believe he can.”

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Paul Goldman is in no way affiliated with WTVR. His comments are his own, and do not reflect the views of WTVR or any related entity. Neither WTVR nor any of its employees or agents participated in any way with the preparation of Mr. Goldman’s comments.