the state budget. But even as the threat of a government shutdown shrinks, the controversy grows. Votes in the House of Delegates came late Thursday night. The budget proposal that passed does not include Medicaid expansion. And conservative lawmakers added language that would prevent Governor Terry McAulife from expanding Medicaid on his own. Senator Bill Stanley/(R) 20th District Franklin County: And the Republicans now by taking control of the Senate have proven that we lead from the front and put Virginia first, not some political partisanship. Senator John Edwards/(D) 21st District Roanoke: We're going to continue fighting to expand Medicaid, through Marketplace Virginia or some other way, There is still a possibility, but right now it looks like they pulled a fast one, put on a last minute floor amendment. And it's all because they're scared to death of the tea party. That's apparently what's going on here. Governor McAuliffe said he will evaluate the budget when it reaches his desk. But the fight for Medicaid expansion, McAuliffe said, is far from over.