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McAuliffe to sign budget, veto Medicaid amendment

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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 10:40 am

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will try to bypass the General Assembly to expand health coverage for hundreds of thousands of uninsured Virginians, while attempting to block legislative priorities ranging from judicial appointments to an overhaul of the Capitol complex in Richmond.

McAuliffe said Friday that he will sign a two-year state budget that does not include his top legislative priority — expansion of Medicaid — in order to protect public services and Virginia’s triple-A bond rating in the face of a projected $1.55 billion revenue shortfall.

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