Posts Tagged 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.
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.
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.
Lawmakers in Richmond are trying to balance the books during a pandemic and an economic crisis. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are trying to budget the state out of the red ink created by slumping revenues tied to the economic crisis. Michael Pope reports.
Governor 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.
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.
“And We’re Not Paying Them for That” Educators Flock to Richmond Requesting More Funding, Better Pay
Educators from across Virginia are in Richmond today, pressing lawmakers to fully fund education this year. Michael Pope reports from Capitol Square.
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.