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Lawmakers advance State Budget

 

Good morning from Gray. Here's a look at some of the stories you will want to catch before you leave the house on 12 News Today.

Breaking: The Senate Finance Committee has advanced a new state budget without Medicaid expansion - a major step toward ending a months-long stalemate. The two-year, $96 billion spending plan now goes to the Senate and House of Delegates floors Thursday. Lawmakers hope to get the budget on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk in time to avoid a possible government shutdown after the current budget expires June 30.

New details on the disappearance of a Chesterfield mother, one investigators call "suspicious." Police continue to search for Zulma Pabon, who went missing a week ago today. Detectives have just released this photo of a car --- similar to Pabon's --- a car, that's also missing.  As we've been telling you, it's a 2009 Nissan Altima with Virginia license plates JZN-1429.

Developing: Two weeks after being released in a Taliban prisoner exchange, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in the U.S. He'll be treated at an Army facility in San Antonio. He left a U.S. treatment facility in Germany late Thursday. Before his departure, a Pentagon spokesman said the military is making it a priority to make sure Bergdahl gets the care and support he needs.

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