Republican leaders of the General Assembly are planning a late September session to debate whether to expand the Medicaid rolls. The start date for the extra session would begin the week of September 22nd. House Speaker Bill Howell (R- Stafford County) and State Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment (R- James City County) say they committed themselves earlier this year to have a full and fair debate on Medicaid expansion. Both Howell (pictured) and Norment are personally opposed to expanding Medicaid, which Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe has made one of his top priorities.
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will open a new Charlottesville area campaign office Wednesday evening.
The UVA Health System is the winner of this year's Dabney Award from the Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine says the nation's doctors, nurses, and hospitals can meet the challenge posed by the Zika virus.
Delegate David Toscano (D- Charlottesville) wants more socially conservative lawmakers to withdraw their proposals to limit gay and lesbian rights.