Statement of House Republican Budget Conferees on “Guidance Letter” from Governor Terry McAuliffe
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February 28, 2014
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Statement of House Republican Budget Conferees on “Guidance Letter” from Governor Terry McAuliffe
 

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia House of Delegates Republican Budget Conferees Chairman Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Vice Chairman Steve Landes (R-Augusta), Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Delegate John O’Bannon (R-Henrico) and Delegate Tag Greason (R-Loudoun) issued the following statement Friday in response to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “guidance letter.”  
 
“We appreciate the Governor’s guidance, though it comes over a week after the House and Senate passed their respective proposals. The Governor also ignores the basic fact that local governments and schools need Virginia’s budget passed long before July 1 – it should be passed by March 8.
 
“We are disappointed the Governor continues to demand ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion as a condition of budget negotiations. The House has been very clear that the General Assembly should pass a clean budget with no strings attached.
 
“We asked the Senate to work on Saturday, but they declined and Governor McAuliffe is leaving town. The Governor and Senate Democrats should stop playing games, come back to Richmond for budget negotiations and let the General Assembly pass a clean budget on time.”
 
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