After three months of a budget impasse, the Virginia legislature passed a new budget without expanding Obamacare through the Medicaid program. This was NFIB/Virginia's No. 1 priority.
With the recent resignation of Democrat Sen. Phil Puckett last week control of the Senate returned to the Republicans. This allowed Republicans from both the House and Senate to work out a budget deal.
The Senate passed the budget 20-19 and the House passed the budget 69-31.
The budget sent to Governor McAuliffe contained an additional safeguard to prohibit the Governor from expanding Medicaid on his own without General Assembly approval.
Because the General Assembly did not adjourn, the Governor only has seven days to sign, amend or veto specific line items of the budget. His deadline to act is midnight on Sunday, June 21.
Please take a moment and ask Governor McAuliffe to sign the budget without any amendments or vetoes. Call his office at 804.786.2211.