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Lawmakers Protest Budget Stalemate by Not Shaving

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Delegates Greg Habeeb (left) and Tag Greason (right). Photo courtesy of Laura Vozzella with the Washington Post. Delegates Greg Habeeb (left) and Tag Greason (right). Photo courtesy of Laura Vozzella with the Washington Post.
RICHMOND, Va (WVIR) -

State lawmakers will return to Richmond March 24 to continue the debate over healthcare expansion and the state budget.

The General Assembly adjourned over the weekend without a spending plan in place, leading some lawmakers to launch a bristly protest. Delegates Tag Greason and Greg Habeeb say they won't shave until the legislature passes a budget.

“It's a little uncomfortable, but I think it's a statement that we've got to get the budget done and I'm not going to shave until we do,” Greason said.

House Republicans are currently caught in a budget stalemate with Democrats over healthcare expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats say they won't pass a budget without expansion, but Republicans want to debate the two issues separately.

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