Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

November 2018

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER NORMENT’S STATEMENT ON DRAMATIC INCREASE IN MEDICAID EXPENDITURES

Fri, 2018-11-02 10:51 -- Eric

WILLIAMSBURG, VA, 2 NOVEMBER 2018: Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City), Co-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the Northam Administration that Medicaid expenditures will be increasing by $462 million:

“This is disheartening news for the Commonwealth.  It will not be easy to rectify a shortfall of this magnitude without pain or sacrifices.  Secretary Layne’s comment that ‘This is going to be a tough budget,’ is simultaneously accurate and understated.