Posts Tagged State Budget

Youngkin ceremonially signs state budget

After months of debate, negotiation and legislation, Governor Glenn Youngkin has put his signature on the state budget. As Jahd Khalil reports, the ceremonial signing Tuesday was held at a venue where Youngkin recorded ads during his bid for governor.

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Youngkin amendments move funding to HBCU’s

Lawmakers will return to Richmond Friday to consider a number of budget amendments from the governor. Michael Pope has this report on two that focus on historically Black colleges and universities.

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Will Governor Youngkin include a gas tax holiday in his budget amendments?

House Republicans and Senate Democrats struck a deal on a possible budget that did not include a gas tax holiday. But that’s not the end of the story. As Michael Pope reports, the governor will get a chance to weigh in.

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After months of negotiations, the General Assembly has come to an agreement on the state budget

Governor Glenn Youngkin is now considering his first budget since taking office. Michael Pope has details.

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A look at some of the budget proposals lawmakers will take up next week

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House and Senate leaders may be on the verge of cutting a deal on the budget. Michael Pope reports.

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Budget standoffs are not without precedence in Virginia

Lawmakers ended the General Assembly session without passing a budget, and a final deal has yet to be struck. Michael Pope has this report on the history of budget standoffs

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Education spending remains one of the biggest budget challenges for Virginia lawmakers

Lawmakers left the Capitol earlier this month without passing a budget, and House and Senate leaders remain divided on a number of issues. Michael Pope has this look at how education spending is a major budget debate heading into the special session.

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State lawmakers must work out a $3 billion difference between House and Senate budgets

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The General Assembly session is done and dusted. But as Michael Pope reports, lawmakers are still negotiating on the budget.

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Virginia’s gas tax and the effort to reach a balanced budget

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Gas prices across Virginia are more than four dollars a gallon. As Michael Pope reports, that has consequences for lawmakers trying to balance the budget.

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Governor Glenn Youngkin wants lawmakers to suspend the state gas tax for three months

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There are three big players in Virginia’s budget negotiations. On one side are Republicans who control the House and Governor Glenn Youngkin. On the other are Senate Democrats who held up much of the Governor’s agenda. Jahd Khalil reports on one signal about how those discussions are going. 

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Lawmakers Going Behind Closed Doors to Come Together on State Budget

Many lawmakers were hoping for a lightning fast special session this week. But, now members of the House and Senate are haggling over the details. Michael Pope reports.

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House OK’s State Budget, But Virginia Senate Adds a Few Amendments

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The House of Delegates is moving forward with a massive spending plan to appropriate billions of dollars of stimulus cash. Michael Pope has details.

Members of the Virginia Senate say the stimulus spending plan the governor sent them isn’t good enough, and they’re suggesting a change that would help sheriff’s deputies. Reporter Michael Pope has more on their proposed amendments.

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Federal Aid and Unexpected Revenues Could Fund ‘Historic Investments’

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Lawmakers are eyeing major investments in infrastructure and programming, as the federal government appropriated billions in relief money and state revenues came in higher than expected. Jahd Khalil reports.

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State Lawmakers Working to Come Together on Virginia’s Budget

Lawmakers in Richmond are trying to balance the books during a pandemic and an economic crisis. Michael Pope reports.

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State Lawmakers Working to Balance the Budget… Again

Lawmakers are trying to budget the state out of the red ink created by slumping revenues tied to the economic crisis. Michael Pope reports.

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COVID-19 Prompts Cuts to Education in Revised Northam Budget

governor-northam-official-photo_800Governor Northam’s revised budget bill proposes cuts for education and a boost to Medicaid spending. But, the loss for schools isn’t necessarily a gain for healthcare. Cat Modlin-Jackson reports.

Here’s the full report from the Commonwealth Institute.

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State Lawmakers Must Balance Budget Amidst COVID: What Does that Mean for Legislative Priorities?

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As lawmakers prepare to go back to Richmond and put together a revised budget, they’ll be confronting a number of difficult decisions. Michael Pope has this report about one of those decisions involving maternal mortality.

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“And We’re Not Paying Them for That” Educators Flock to Richmond Requesting More Funding, Better Pay

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Educators from across Virginia join hands in massive “Red4Ed” rally in Capitol Square, calling on lawmakers to fully fund request from the Virginia Board of Education. They say educators are overworked and short staffed. (Credit: Michael Pope)

Educators from across Virginia are in Richmond today, pressing lawmakers to fully fund education this year. Michael Pope reports from Capitol Square.

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With One Week to Go, There’s No Budget Deal to Be Found at the General Assembly

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Lawmakers are about to wrap up the General Assembly session and head home next week. But, they may end up leaving town without approving a budget. Michael Pope has details.

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