Virginia’s new fiscal year begins the first of July. Normally, well before now, lawmakers would have already approved a spending plan for that new fiscal year. The plan would help fund public schools and local governments, as well as cover the cost of every single state agency.
But so far this year, because of a bitter stalemate over health coverage for the poor, no agreement has been reached.
So what happens if there is no new state budget by July?
Just one of the questions we will be tossing to our Politics Update Panel.
Chelyen Davis - Former political reporter and Richmond Bureau Chief, and now Assistant Editorial Page Editor for the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star.
Bob Gibson - Executive Director of The Thomas C. Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
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.
Steve Landes - Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 25th District, which includes portions of Albemarle, Augusta and Rockingham counties. Vice Chair of the Virginia Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission.