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General Assembly Special Session scheduled for Monday; Budget, Medicaid expansion, hangs in balance

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After they failed to reach a budget deal before dismissing for the year, a special session of the General Assembly is scheduled for Monday.

Both Republican and Democrat lawmakers are gridlocked as to the direction of the Commonwealth. 

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to propose a 2 percent raise for state employees when lawmakers return to Richmond for a special session in which they will try to pass a roughly $96 billion two-year budget.

McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy said Sunday that the raise would apply to virtually all full-time state employees and would go into effect in March 2015. Coy declined to say from where the roughly $200 million to cover the raises will come.

The GOP-controlled House's proposed budget contains a 1 percent bonus for state employees in 2015 and then a 1 percent raise in 2016, with some positions targeted for a greater salary increase.

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