Virginia Lawmakers Set to Vote on Budget Tonight
Richmond, VA - Virginia lawmakers will meet Thursday evening to hopefully end the battle over the state budget. This as the latest numbers show the budget shortfall is growing. The House Appropriations Committee says lagging revenues have widened the budget gap to about $1.6 billion. That's up from the previously expected $1.35 billion. The committee's chairman says they're looking at about $900 million in cuts, plus a transfer from the state's rainy-day fund. The main issue keeping them from passing a budget has been Medicaid expansion. The current budget expires June 30th.