Day One of Gov. McAuliffe’s Budget Impasse

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The Virginia General Assembly adjourned yesterday without passing the state budget. If there is any doubt why we are here today, this video should clear it up.

The House and Senate budget bottom lines are separated by just $26 million and the remaining differences could be resolved in days, if not sooner. However, Governor McAuliffe and his allies refuse to discuss a budget that does not include Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

The House has also offered a responsible compromise – once the General Assembly passes a budget, the Governor should call and we are willing to participate in a separate special session to debate Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion as a standalone issue. Governor McAuliffe refused.

Make no mistake, this budget impasse belongs to Governor McAuliffe. This is day one.