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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

June 20 (Bloomberg) — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said he will find a way to expand Medicaid to the state’s low- income residents, extending a clash with Republican lawmakers over President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul.

McAuliffe, a Democrat, told reporters in Richmond today that he would veto a provision in the budget aimed at keeping him from expanding the federal health-care program without lawmakers’ consent. He said he directed his staff to come up with a plan for doing so by September, even amid opposition from the Republican-led legislature.

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