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To foil Medicaid expansion in VA, GOP lawmakers broke into governor’s office

The Virginia Speaker of the House has recently used a series of gimmicks and unusual tricks — including having Capitol Police enter the governor’s unoccupied office, and refusing to recognize line-item vetoes — to push through a budget that blocks expanded health care for the poor. After being sworn into…

‘Bribery’ alleged as VA senate Dem quits, giving GOP a way to stop Medicaid expansion

A Democratic state senator is expected on Monday to announce that he is resigning, allowing Republicans to take control of the Virginia Senate after they promised important jobs to him and his daughter. Sources told The Washington Post that Democratic state Sen. Phillip P. Puckett was expected to become deputy…

Virginia Republicans reject governor’s call for Medicare expansion program

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) – Virginia’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, and the state’s Republican-dominated House of Delegates on Monday failed to reach an agreement over Medicaid expansion during the first day of a special session called in hopes of reaching a budget deal. The impasse over Medicaid, the…

Terry McAuliffe projected to win Virginia governor’s race

Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe has been projected to become the next governor of Virginia, NBC News reported Tuesday night. With 95 percent of precincts reporting, WUSA-TV reported that McAuliffe led state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) by just one percentage point, 47-46. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis had amassed 7 percent…

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