Virginia Legislative Session Adjourns - State and Federal Communications

March 12, 2018  •  

Virginia Legislative Session Adjourns

Virginia’s General Assembly adjourned its 2018 regular legislative session Saturday, March 10.

During the 60-day session, legislators were unable to pass a state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Gov. Ralph Northam promised to call a special session in the next two to three weeks to reconsider the state’s spending plans.

The budget impasse came over Medicaid expansion, and was not a disagreement between parties, but rather between the House and the Senate.

If a budget is not passed by July 1, the state will face a government shutdown.

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