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  • Bay pollution trading stirs mixed feelings

    Bay pollution trading stirs mixed feelings
    Could pollution "trading" really shave billions of dollars from the costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay?  Or would the long-running cleanup effort suffer at the hands of those looking to make a buck on it?
  • For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion

    For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion
    When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces how he intends to use his executive powers to expand health care coverage for Virginia's poor, it looks as if he's more likely to step cautiously than confrontationally. With an overwhelming majority in the House of...

    There's a way around Democrats in the Virginia Senate

    Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw has signaled repeatedly - and sometimes just outright said - that he doesn't see any movement coming on the state's budget impasse until after the new fiscal year starts July 1. And with the news this morning that...

    State budget deal emerges

    State budget deal emerges
    RICHMOND - A potential budget deal emerged Monday after the surprise resignation of a Democratic state senator. The plan, as described by Senate Republicans involved in the negotiations, is for the Senate Finance Committee to meet Thursday morning. It...

    Medicaid expansion bill emerges

    Medicaid expansion bill emerges
    You'll find the latest draft of state Sen. Emmett Hanger's Medicaid expansion proposal here (pdf). The bill is largely what Hanger, R-Mount Solon, proposed late last month, though perhaps a more careful read will show differences that aren't immediately...