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No Medicaid Action In Special Va. Session

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The General Assembly is taking no action to expand Virginia's Medicaid program.

Lawmakers reconvened Thursday at the Capitol for a special session to debate expanding Medicaid to about 400,000 low-income adults.

The GOP-controlled House voted 64-33 against a modified expansion bill.

Several Democrats panned the special session as a waste of time, and mocked Republicans for not having any alternative proposals.

Top Republican lawmakers defended the special session, saying they were fulfilling their promise to hold one made earlier in the year.

The Senate and the House also voted to approve spending cuts for the state's two-year budget to help close a $2.4 billion revenue shortfall.

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