UPDATE: Sen. Mark Obenshain has circulated what appears to be a very thoughtful explication of the arguments about how Gov. McAuliffe cannot expand Medicaid on his own. I will study that closely and comment on these pages over the weekend. Until then, a big thank you to Sen. Obenshain for his analysis.
Republican majorities in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly yesterday rejected bills that would have explicitly expanded Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, but passed an act of appropriation that may end up making such bills moot. (more...)
HR566 Rule of Law Resolution Gaining Steam

In the spring session of the General Assembly, Del. Mark Cole (R-Spotsylvania) introduced a resolution addressing the fact that Attorney General Mark Herring has failed to advance the interests of the Commonwealth in defending Article I, Section 15-A of the Constitution of Virginia. That resolution now appears poised to gain majority support among House Republicans.(more...)