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2018 End of Session Newsletter
March 26, 2018
As the General Assembly session adjourns, I want to update you on what we have done in Richmond, highlight my own legislative accomplishments, and provide you with information on how to follow new laws coming into effect this year.
I am proud of my work for you in Richmond. Working across the aisle, I was able to help make the Commonwealth a safer and fairer place.
Here is an overview of each major area we worked on this session to make Prince William and the Commonwealth the best place to live, work, and raise a family.
Medicaid Expansion. I am proud to report that in a bipartisan effort the House of Delegates passed Medicaid expansion. This would expand access to quality healthcare for 400,000 Virginians. Negotiations are in progress with the Senate to reconcile any discrepancies for the budget, and we are optimistic that we will find a bipartisan agreement. Closing the Medicaid gap is both the fiscally and morally responsible thing to do to help Virginians. By accepting the federal funding for Medicaid expansion, we will be able to increase state funding for necessary Virginia programs, and for our schools.
Opioid Epidemic. The opioid epidemic is continuing to take a major toll on our Virginia communities. It is essential to address the disease of addiction and expand access to lifesaving treatment. HB 313, SB 226, and SB 399 were passed to address this epidemic.
Read the entire end of session newsletter here: End of Session News Letter- 2018