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VaNews for Kevin Callanan

Lawmakers poised to leave town without passing budget

By MICHAEL LEE POPE, Connection Newspapers

Budget showdowns are rare in Virginia, but not unprecedented. Back in 2004, Gov. Mark Warner clashed with Republicans over a sales tax increase. Then in 2014, Gov. Terry McAuliffe engaged in brinkmanship over expanding Medicaid. Now lawmakers are poised to end the session once again without passing a budget. The final deadline for reaching an agreement is the end of June, when the new fiscal year begins.

VaNews March 8, 2018