Governor McAuliffe statement on passage of the state budget

Governor-McAuliffeGovernor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after both chambers of the General Assembly passed a compromise version of the FY2015-2016 budget that reflects a broad majority of the economic priorities the Governor put before them at the beginning of the session.

“Virginians should be proud of the manner in which their leaders worked together across branches of government and party lines to pass a balanced budget that invests in a key priorities for a new Virginia economy. I want to thank Chairmen Jones, Stosch and Colgan for their partnership throughout a budget process that has been marked by bipartisan leadership and cooperation.

“At the beginning of this session, I asked the General Assembly to pass a budget that closes our revenue shortfall while enhancing economic development, investing in expanded health care services, protecting education and giving state employees a raise. I am pleased that the budget passed by the House and the Senate honors all of those priorities and I look forward to reviewing in detail in the coming days.”

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