Nearing Session’s End?

Feb 27, 2014

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.

Additional Contributors:

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.