Week 9: Here’s What Happened Last Week

Gov. Ralph Northam told lawmakers that he will not accept a budget that does not include Medicaid expansion. If a budget comes to him without expansion he said he will suggest an amendment that does not include the Republicans provision of a work requirement.

After Democrats called for gun control legislation to be heard in a press conference on Thursday, Republican law makers responded in a heated speech on Friday. Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper, blamed “the abortion industry” for creating a broken society that leads to mass shootings.

Lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would provide state prisoners and inmates with no-cost menstrual products bu defeated a bill that would them tax-free, even on a back to school tax holiday.