For sixty straight days most of Virginia’s state lawmakers race from sun up to well after sundown, struggling to finish all that needs taking care of in the Commonwealth’s part-time legislature.
This year’s marathon sprint is supposed to end on March 8th.
But will it?
Medicaid is still a major sticking point. And it could affect agreement on the entire state budget.
We examine that controversy … as well as what our legislators have already accomplished.
Chelyen Davis - Former political reporter and Richmond Bureau Chief, and now Assistant Editorial Page Editor for the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star.
Anita Kumar - White House Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers.
Robert North Roberts, J.D., Ph.D. - Government Policy Specialist. Author of numerous books on American politics and policy. Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, James Madison University.
Richard “Dickie” Bell - Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 20th District, which includes the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro; the county of Highland; plus portions of Augusta and Nelson.
Katharine Webb - Senior Vice President of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.