House Democratic Caucus statement on budget impasse

state-capitol-headerThe House Democratic Caucus released the following statement on adjourning sine die without a budget:

“It is impossible to separate a major program like Medicaid from the budget deliberations,” said Democratic House Leader David Toscano. “We are losing $5 million a day of our constituents’ money while leaving thousands of Virginians without access to health care they need; the sooner we decide to act, the sooner we can utilize this money to help our people and our communities.”

“We must end this Washington-style gridlock and find a way to help our citizens and our state by closing the health care coverage gap,” said Democratic Caucus Chair Mark Sickles. “I hope the budget conferees will work on a bipartisan basis to come up with a compromise plan that we can send to Washington for approval, so we have a budget that closes the coverage gap for our poorest citizens and brings our taxpayers’ money back to the Commonwealth.”

 

Subscribe

Augusta Free Press content is available for free, as it has been since 2002, save for a disastrous one-month experiment at putting some content behind a pay wall back in 2009.

(We won’t ever try that again. Almost killed us!)

That said, it’s free to read, but it still costs us money to produce. The site is updated several times a day, every day, 365 days a year, 366 days on the leap year.

(Stuff still happens on Christmas Day, is what we’re saying there.)

AFP does well in drawing advertisers, but who couldn’t use an additional source of revenue?

From time to time, readers ask us how they can support us, and we usually say, keep reading.

Now we’re saying, you can drop us a few bucks, if you’re so inclined.

Click here!


News From Around the Web


Shop Google






Comments