Virginia lawmakers approved a budget Thursday that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts benefits for welfare recipients and includes $1.5 million to buy new yurts for state parks.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is vetoing money for a newly created ethics advisory commission.
Now that Gov. Bob McDonnell has outlined his state budget plans for legislators, Virginia residents get to have their say.
Gov. Bob McDonnell is preparing to present his last two-year state budget proposal to Virginia lawmakers.
Without notice, Virginia’s divided state Senate has taken up and quickly passed an $85 billion, two-year budget.
A standoff in the Virginia Senate is preventing a new 2-year, $85 billion budget from being pushed through. Republicans and Democrats have until July 1st to get a deal done before government shuts down.