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Va. Budget Compromise on Medicaid Expansion

12:35 AM, Feb 23, 2013   |    comments
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - General Assembly budget negotiators have reached agreement on revisions to the state budget, including a tentative compromise on Medicaid expansion that became a bargaining chip in a high-stakes legislative battle over transportation funding reforms.

The dozen senior legislators - six senators and six delegates - reached a final deal late Friday night on changes in the final year of Virginia's $88 billion, two-year state government financial blueprint.

That means that the budget - including creation of a 12-member commission to oversee Medicaid reforms - comes up for final votes in the House and Senate just before the 2013 General Assembly adjourns on Saturday.

The Senate also faces a final vote on the transportation compromise.

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