Posts Tagged Virginia Budget

Tax Deal Almost Derails Over Question About Who Gets Left Out

general assembly coverage 2019A handful of Democrats in the statehouse briefly blocked a tax relief package after progressive groups said it disproportionately hurt low-income African-Americans. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Virginia’s Recently Passed Budget Has a Few Other Perks

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Republican Speaker of the House Kirk Cox, a teacher of 30 years, helped craft the budget. It includes a 3% pay raise for teachers. (Credit: kirkcox.com)

The historic agreement to expand Medicaid was the centerpiece of the General Assembly session this year. But the recently passed budget has another important attraction — raises for teachers and state employees. Michael Pope has the story.

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