Speaker Howell to Governor: No Unilateral Medicaid Expansion Authority

By |2019-05-11T16:12:04-04:00June 26th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Healthcare, News|Tags: |

During a press conference call yesterday organized by Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William Howell (R, VA-28), former Federal Solicitor General Paul D. Clement (2005-08) emphasized that Virginia’s  Constitution, reinforced by statutory laws, establishes the legislature as the principal authority over Government appropriations. While the Governor has veto authority, neither the legislature of the Governor can act unilaterally. Mr. Clement […]

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Speaker Howell to Governor: No Unilateral Medicaid Expansion Authority

By |2019-05-11T16:12:04-04:00June 26th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Healthcare, News|Tags: |

During a press conference call yesterday organized by Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William Howell (R, VA-28), former Federal Solicitor General Paul D. Clement (2005-08) emphasized that Virginia’s  Constitution, reinforced by statutory laws, establishes the legislature as the principal authority over Government appropriations. While the Governor has veto authority, neither the legislature of the Governor can act unilaterally. Mr. Clement […]

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McAuliffe’s Capricious Governing

By |2014-06-22T22:51:30-04:00June 20th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Healthcare, News|Tags: , |

While Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s supporters are celebrating his pushing ahead with Medicaid expansion, they should ask themselves a question. “So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause?” In the Governor’s press conference he made it clear.  If you are an elected official, he doesn’t care what you think.  You can either join him, or […]

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Governor to Unilaterally “move forward” on Medicaid Expansion

By |2014-06-22T22:52:02-04:00June 20th, 2014|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

As reported by Michael Martz in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said at a press conference in Richmond this morning that he will sign the state budget recently submitted to him by the General Assembly but will exercise his line item veto authority to: Veto an amendment that denies him the authority to […]

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Obamacare Welfare Expansion is Morally Wrong and Economically Destructive

By |2019-05-11T16:12:04-04:00June 20th, 2014|Categories: Featured|Tags: |

By Phil Kerpen Published with permission from American Commitment The Supreme Court struck down Obamacare’s mandatory Medicaid expansion as an unconstitutional commandeering of the states, setting off bruising battles over the issue in state capitals.  No place has been more brutal than Maine, where a liberal attack group actually sent out a mail piece criticizing Dale Crafts, […]

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Virginia GA Passes Budget Without Medicaid Expansion

By |2019-05-11T16:12:04-04:00June 17th, 2014|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After 11:00 PM this evening (June 12), the Virginia Senate passed an amended SB 5003, its version of a 2015-16 budget, on a vote of 21-18. The bill excludes Marketplace VA, a so-called commercial insurance program that would have been the vehicle for expanding Medicaid. In effect, the ”clean budget” bill decouples Medicaid expansion from the budget, breaking the impasse […]

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Constituents Blast Senator Marsden: Decouple Medicaid Expansion from the Budget

By |2014-06-22T22:56:15-04:00June 7th, 2014|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

Last Saturday, State Senator David W. Marsden (D, VA-37) hosted a Town Hall at the Chantilly public library. Though he is a Democrat and a proponent of Medicaid expansion in Virginia, he encouraged those opposed to Medicaid expansion to attend and voice their views. 40+ citizens attended the 10 AM–noon town hall. Senator Marsden seemed […]

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