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Virginia lawmakers are deadlocked over whether to expand Medicaid and cover an additional 400,000 Virginians. If the stalemate lasts through June, it could trigger an unprecedented shutdown of state government.
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is telling lawmakers that he plans to call a special session on March 24 devoted to passing the state's budget.
A state commission created to soften the blow of military base closings in Virginia is proposing cooperation over confrontation, a tack that is finding little political support.
House Republicans and Gov. Terry McAuliffe want to reduce how many standardized tests Virginia's public school students take.