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