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Botetourt County delegate hopes budget compromise can be reached soon

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As Virginia cities, town, counties and schools begin to pass budgets, plenty of uncertainty remains in Richmond.

The General Assembly and Governor Terry McAuliffe are at a stalemate on Medicaid expansion, which up to this point has prevented a budget from passing.

Delegate Terry Austin (R- Buchanan) is hopeful a compromise can be negotiated sooner rather than later.

"We're holding up the whole growth of the Commonwealth. We're keeping everyone from doing business as they should be doing business," Austin said. "Hopefully we'll get this issue resolved, we'll let the localities know what they're receiving in contributions from the Commonwealth and we'll again get back to business."

The deadline for the General Assembly and the governor is July 1.

That's when a budget needs to be passed to avoid a government shutdown.
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