The Virginia General Assembly 2012 session adjourned without an agreement on the state budget. Governor Bob McDonnell’s two-year 85 billion dollar budget plan is still under review with Senate members. Some of the talks include the ultrasound payments since doctors don’t feel that it’s medically necessary. Senator McEachin and other senate democrats think that the state should cover the ultrasound procedure in some way.
Senator A. Donald McEachin represents District 9, Virginia General Assembly. Both members in the House and Senate will return to the General Assembly chambers on March 21 to resume talks on the state budget that must be agreed on by June 30, 2012.
Senator McEachin shared with me that the Virginia state budget is “a moral document of who we are as a people.”