Gov. McAuliffe proposes budget amendment with provision to expand Medicaid – video

Monday, March 27, 2017

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe proposed a budget amendment restoring his authority to pursue planning for Medicaid expansion. The Governor made the decision to include the amendment following last week’s news that the AHCA, President Trump’s replacement for Obamacare, failed to receive the necessary support in Congress. “Failing to expand Medicaid has cost Virginia $10.4 […]

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Pres. Trump’s federal budget cuts in a nutshell

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Below is a list of potential impacts Donald Trump’s budget cuts could have on Virginians via Sen. Tim Kain press release: $2.6 billion (31%) cut to the Environmental Protection Agency could jeopardize: The Chesapeake Bay Program, which would be cut entirely under Trump’s budget. The program has reduced pollution, bolstered oyster and crab populations, and […]

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Sens. Warner, Kaine, Gov. Mcauliffe, Lt. Gov. Northam say Trump Admin budget hurts Virginia

Thursday, March 16, 2017

See details of Pres. Trump’s federal budget CLICK HERE. Governor Terry McAuliffe: “As we continue to assess the impact of President Trump’s budget proposal, which amounts to a $54 billion cut to non-defense programs, it is clear that this budget is more about keeping misguided political promises than creating opportunity for Americans or making them […]

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Gov. McAuliffe announces Virginia revenue collections are up 3.6%

Monday, March 13, 2017

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced today that general fund revenue collections for February increased 3.6 percent. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 4.5 percent, ahead of the annual forecast of 2.9 percent growth. “Even though February is not a significant month for state revenue collections, continued growth is a great sign that […]

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Virginia state revenue rises 7.4 percent in January

Monday, February 13, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that January General Fund revenues rose 7.4 percent from the previous January. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 4.6 percent through January, ahead of the revised annual forecast of 2.9 percent growth. “Although we are slightly ahead of the forecast in payroll withholding collections, about 43 percent […]

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Warner opposes Mulvaney for OMB – Kaine opposes Pruitt to EPA

Thursday, February 2, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, will oppose confirming Rep. Mick Mulvaney as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). “While I respect Congressman Mulvaney’s service in the House of Representatives and appreciate his responses before the Budget Committee, I simply cannot vote to […]

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Sen. Warner questions President’s nominee for Office of Management and Budget on Federal employee hiring and wage freeze

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sen. Warner questions President's nominee for Office of Management and Budget on Federal employee hiring and wage freeze

WASHINGTON – At a Senate Budget Committee hearing today for President Trump’s nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) pressed the nominee on the Trump Administration’s federal hiring freeze announced Monday. Sen. Warner pressed Mulvaney on the Administration’s plans to […]

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Check your mailbox to find if your real estate assessment changes for fiscal year 2018

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Check your mailbox to find if your real estate assessment changes for fiscal year 2018

Today or no later than the end of the week, as the USPS mail goes, Roanoke City citizens will receive their new residential real estate assessment. That is if it changed at all. If you don’t receive one your assessment is the same as last year whether you liked it or not. Owners of residential […]

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With improving revenue Gov. McAuliffe will protect priority programs

Friday, December 16, 2016

In October, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced across-the-board budget reductions for state agencies totaling $55 million in fiscal year 2017. I also announced $237 million of additional strategies, and a proposed transfer from the revenue stabilization fund to bring the current budget for fiscal year 2017 into balance. The bottom line is that in order to […]

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Congress’s Marketplace Fairness delay hurting Virginia’s economy

Friday, December 16, 2016

Congress's Marketplace Fairness delay hurting Virginia's economy

Governor Terry McAuliffe in addressing the Commonwealth’s budge shortfall is recommending certain policy adjustments that will add $35.7 million in general fund revenues for 2017 and $102.9 million in general fund revenues in 2018.  Examples of these adjustments include the following: First, he is proposing a tax amnesty program. “Since 1990, three amnesty programs have […]

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Financial challenges for Virginia hospitals – What’s next in federal health care policy?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Financial challenges for Virginia hospitals - What's next in federal health care policy?

RICHMOND, VA – Newly released figures from Virginia Health Information (VHI), the agency that gathers and reports health care data in the Commonwealth, yet again confirm the fact that many local hospitals across the state continue to struggle financially. The numbers show that 27 percent of Virginia’s acute care, critical access, and children’s hospitals, and […]

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Virginia State revenue behind forecast going into June

Monday, June 13, 2016

May revenue collections for the Commonwealth increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 1.9 percent but is behind the annual forecast of 3.2 percent growth. Governor McAuliffe stated “Although collections were positive for the month, payroll withholding and sales tax collections continue to underperform estimates, underscoring […]

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