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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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