The Biden administration announced recently that the U.S. will no longer be in a COVID-19 emergency as of May 11, which means that an estimated five to 14 million Americans could lose access to health insurance via Medicaid.
Last week, the Youngkin administration discovered that the estimates given by an online tool used to see how much funding each school district can expect to receive from the state were wrong. The error will most directly affect schools in poor, rural areas and comes as state lawmakers prepare to debate the state’s budget and competing tax proposals.
The Republican majority in the Virginia House of Delegates has passed Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s $1 billion tax relief program, a plan that furthers the GOP’s ongoing agenda of giving tax relief to large corporations and the wealthy. Democrats are trying to do the opposite.
While restricting and eliminating reproductive rights has emerged as a top priority for Virginia Republicans this legislative session, state Democrats and several local advocacy groups have made protecting and advancing those rights their priority.