The drama that has since surrounded the budget talks between Governor McAuliffe and the General Assembly has ceased, reports The Washington Post.
Early bird budget fixes and a newly muted Medicaid push, and no threat of elections in 2015 looks like the budget negotiations to be much calmer than they have been in the previous months and there is little danger that partisan politics will derail the budget discussions.
“We certainly can come to an agreement, because that’s what the people want us to do,” said House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (R- Colonial Heights).
Brian Coy, a spokesman for McAuliffe said: “I don’t think there’s anything in the governor’s budget proposal that would be just cause for bipartisan cooperation to just completely break down in Virginia government.”
Another Republican insider said, “If we don’t do anything this year,we’re okay with that.”