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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: May 30, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Ofirah Yheskel,

Governor Northam Statement on Virginia Senate’s Budget Passage

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued the following statement on the Virginia Senate’s passage of a budget that includes Medicaid expansion.

“Today a bipartisan group of leaders in the Virginia Senate voted to make history and make people’s lives better. The budget the Senate passed today expands health care to Virginians, invests in core economic priorities and strengthens the cash reserves we need for a rainy day. By passing this budget, the Senate made a clear statement that Virginia is a place where leaders still work together to get things done for the people who send us here. 

“We have been having this conversation for some time in Virginia – now we are on the verge of delivering. I look forward to seeing this budget pass the House of Delegates so that my team and I can review and act upon it as quickly as possible.”

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