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Va. lawmakers reach agreement on budget revisions

Friday - 2/22/2013, 11:40pm  ET

BOB LEWIS
Associated Press

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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