Statement from Cox on Special Session 2018

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) released the following statement Wednesday following the start of the Special Session to continue work on a two-year state budget.

“The House of Delegates is organized for the Special Session and eager to produce a balanced budget as soon as possible. The House Committee on Appropriations plans to meet on Friday to prepare amendments to the governor’s budget.

“The House will convene at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 to pass the budget and send it to the Senate ahead of the Reconvened Session on April 18th. Our goal is to work as efficiently as possible to get the House and Senate in a committee of conference to begin discussions on the budget.”

Background:

GOP Resistance to Medicaid Expansion Cracks by Norman Leahy

Virginia Legislature Returns to Work; Medicaid Expansion Focus of Special Session by Laura Vozzella and Gregory S. Schneider

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