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Virginia leaders applaud Governor McAuliffe’s P3 reforms

Virginia elected officials and business leaders are on board with Governor Terry McAuliffe’s announcement of a series of public-private partnership reforms.


Ken Plum: Taxes

Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on December 17 in a statutorily required report on the state’s finances.


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Virginia Organizing to lead demonstration at Senate Finance Committee meeting on Friday

As the Virginia Senate Finance Committee meets in Staunton to discuss Virginia’s economy and budget outlook, Virginia Organizing leaders will gather to show support for Medicaid expansion.


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Democrats deride wasteful, pointless Medicaid special session

When they first announced this week’s special session, Republican leaders in the General Assembly promised a “full and fair” debate on efforts to close the coverage gap — a promise both chambers have broken.


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Mark Obenshain: Why McAuliffe can’t expand Medicaid

Governor McAuliffe has been looking for a way to expand Medicaid over the objections of many in the General Assembly, and the legislature has stood firm in opposition.


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McAuliffe, Republican leaders announce Virginia budget gap deal

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Speaker Bill Howell, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Chris Jones and Senate Finance Co-Chairman Chuck Colgan announced they had reached agreement on how to tackle Virginia’s budget shortfall.


Ending the taxpayer subsidy for exorbitant executive bonuses

There is an outrage in our tax code and it’s costing you money. Federal law currently gives publicly–held corporations a special tax deduction when they pay their executives huge “performance-based” bonuses. The deduction can be worth millions of dollars. The more they shower their executives with such pay, the less publicly-held corporations pay in federal taxes.


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John Warner heads list of former GOP leaders backing Mark Warner

The re-election campaign of Senator Mark Warner today announced 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials who have endorsed Warner (D-VA) for his 2014 re-election bid.


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Emmett Hanger: Proposed Medicaid reform compromise

Today, as Chairman of the Medicaid Innovation & Reform Commission (MIRC) and as Chairman of the Senate Finance-Health & Human Resources Subcommittee, I am offering a proposal intended to serve as the basis for a compromise between the House, the Senate, and the Administration regarding Medicaid.


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Sen. Warner named Fiscal Hero by nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has been named a ‘Fiscal Hero’ by the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt for his leading role in assembling a bipartisan coalition to responsibly address our nation’s deficits and debt.


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Gov. McAuliffe announces Virginia’s acceptance in Business Incentives Initiative

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia’s acceptance in the Business Incentives Initiative, a joint project of The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC).


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Senate Finance Committee passes another budget

The Senate Finance Committee voted on a bipartisan basis on Monday to report a new budget that would use the Senate’s private option approach — Marketplace Virginia — to close the health care coverage gap, enabling up to 400,000 uninsured Virginians to access health care.


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Bipartisan bill to help startups create jobs clears Senate Finance Committee

The Senate Finance Committee today passed the bipartisan Startup Innovation Credit, which will allow Virginia startups to claim the popular Research and Development tax credit.


Senate committee holds hearing on healthcare coverage gap

The Senate Finance committee had a special hearing on Tuesday to listen to the input from citizens and groups around the Commonwealth on the budget that was put forward by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.