Medicaid Expansion

Steve Helber / AP



Virginia is one step closer to expanding Medicaid Friday, after a couple key Republican Senators broke rank and announced support for the health insurance program.

Mark Goebel / Flickr

Rural Virginia hospitals may end up playing a significant role in the ongoing debate over Medicaid expansion.

Virginia gets a lot of money from the federal government, so much that it’s often seen as being overly reliant on Uncle Sam. But there’s one part of the state’s budget where the federal government plays a minimal role.

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ



With just a few days left before the end of the legislative session, it’s still unclear if Medicaid expansion will pass. For the first time in years, Republicans in the House of Delegates are supporting the measure. But Senate Republicans are still opposed.


Jamesongravity / Flickr

West Virginia is not the only place where teacher raises are being debated. Lawmakers in Richmond are divided about whether or not they can afford to pay teachers more.