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Fairfax touts Medicaid expansion, new laws at VPA seminar

 Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax touted Virginia’s strong and growing economy and changes in state law during a special seminar for journalists last Thursday at the Virginia Press Association offices in Glen Allen.

According to Fairfax, the narrow passage of Medicaid expansion in the commonwealth came none too soon. And, as lieutenant governor, he cast affirmative votes on the four tied votes that had been taken on the matter. “The signups are outpacing the projections,” he said.

“I’m excited how we are transforming health care in Virginia, especially health care in rural Virginia,” Fairfax added.

He said 30,000 new jobs were created in Virginia because of Medicaid expansion. “We were the 33rd state to expand,” he said. “It was the right thing to do and it was the right time.”

He also said he is proud of the criminal justice reform that has taken place under Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration. He cited the f...

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