Thomas K. Norment, Jr.

Governor renews calls for Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam renewed his call for Medicaid expansion Wednesday as he unveiled the budget he will propose to lawmakers when they return for a special session next month.

But the spending plan was quickly dismissed by a top Republican, who said a fight over the budget likely won't be resolved soon.

The Democratic governor held a news conference to discuss his budget proposal, which is largely the same as the one former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe put forward in December, ahead of the start of the regular session.

"My goal has never changed," said Northam, who has made expansion one of his top priorities. "I want every Virginian to...

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