It is months behind schedule. But just in the nick of time, Virginia government is getting a new state budget.
Yet in addition to steep cuts, harsh words, and vetoes that may not be constitutional... there is also the Governor’s announcement that he will try to go it alone on expanding Medicaid.
And those are just some of the issues up for discussion on this politics update edition.
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.
Anita Kumar - White House Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers.
Emmett Hanger, Jr., M.B.A - Republican member of the Virginia Senate representing the 24th District; which includes the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, the counties of Augusta, Green, and Madison, as well as portions of Culpepper and Rockingham. Chairman of the Virginia Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission.
David Toscano, J.D., Ph.D. - Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 57th District; which includes the city of Charlottesville and portions of the county of Albemarle. Democratic Party Minority Leader in the Virginia House of Delegates.