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Senate Majority Leader’s Statement

Senate Majority Leader’s Statement

Disagreements with the House’s Plan are Unchanged. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senate Majority Leader's Statement News Release Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City), Co-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, today issued the following...
How Expansion Affects States Bond Ratings

How Expansion Affects States Bond Ratings

STATE CREDIT RATINGS Senate’s proposed budget places more money into Virginia’s cash reserves than the House’s plan      In the March 29, 2018, edition of The Richmond Times Dispatch, Virginia Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne expressed his view that...
Expansion is Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

Expansion is Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

Chairman Johnson Releases Report on How Medicaid Has Helped to Fuel the Opioid Epidemic WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a report Wednesday, “Drugs for Dollars: How...
Speaker Howell Op-Ed on Medicaid Expansion

Speaker Howell Op-Ed on Medicaid Expansion

Originally published in The Free-Lance Star: January 5, 2014 As the General Assembly prepares to convene for the 2014 session, lawmakers continue to debate the future of Medicaid expansion in Virginia. As I have said many times before, Medicaid should not be expanded...
Lower Pay for Teachers and Crowding

Lower Pay for Teachers and Crowding

Crowding Out K-12 Education The real budget story behind those teachers strikes Following the nationwide trend, Medicaid has taken a growing toll on Oklahoma’s budget.   Medicaid and public pensionsWall Street Journal The lead editorial in today’s Wall...