Speaker Howell has ruled two of Governor McAuliffe’s budget vetoes invalid.
Bearing Drift’s General Counsel reviews Governor McAuliffe’s attempts to line item veto the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission and Senator Stanley’s amendments to the budget.
McAuliffe capitulates and signs the budget, removing his largest leverage in the Medicaid expansion fight. At the same time, he makes a controversial veto that prolongs the war.
Republicans meet tomorrow night to choose Phil Puckett’s successor. We’ve got to win this one.
After months of uncertainty, Virginia has a budget.