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Virginia: Senate Democrats not sold on Hanger compromise

By Lynn R. Mitchell

“That’s a very bad idea. … I think the Tea Party finally got to [Emmett Hanger].”
–Virginia Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw

When state Senator Emmett Hanger sent a press release on Thursday (see Virginia: Emmett Hanger proposes compromise on Medicaid expansion) proposing a compromise in the Medicaid stand-off currently taking place between the state senate, House of Delegates, and Governor Terry McAuliffe, it caught Democrats by surprise, according to the Virginian-Pilot. Political reporter Julian Walker caught up with Virginia Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw (D-Fairfax):

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Appeal upholds Frank Wagner as chair of 2nd Congressional District

GOP elephantBy Lynn R. Mitchell

State Senator Frank Wagner was upheld as chairman of the 2nd Congressional District Committee after an appeal was heard Thursday night. The vote was 7-4. Continue reading

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