U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement passed by Congress and signed by the President.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that April state general fund revenue collections fell 3.4 percent.
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs has received federal funding in the amount of $365,260.
President Trump’s budget proposes to eliminate programs like the Economic Development Administration.
Virginia general fund revenue collections for February increased 3.6 percent.
The 2017 General Assembly passes amended two-year state budget, adjourns on time.
House and Senate budget negotiators have completed work on the budget conference reports for House Bill 1500.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his actions to balance Virginia’s Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budgets in response to a revenue shortfall.
When I came to Washington in 2011, we were in the midst of a historic level of fiscal irresponsibility that threatened to drive us into a borrowing crisis.
Virginia’s April revenue collections fell 6.7 percent. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 1.3 percent.
One of the responsibilities of the Governor of Virginia dictated by the State Constitution is to propose a budget for a biennium. W
Governor Terry McAuliffe has presented a letter to General Assembly money committee chairmen and the budget conferees.
The 2016 Session of the General Assembly is now in warp speed. We are merely two weeks from adjournment, and it seems everybody is in two or three places at the same time.
I have once again sponsored a bill to create a merit based selection process for judges. The bill has not yet been heard.
Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, will co-chair the January 7 hearing on the Governor’s Proposed 2016-2018 Biennial State Budget.
In response to Governor McAuliffe’s unveiling today of his proposed biennial budget, Senate Democrats made the following statements.
Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam applauds the release of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s biennial budget this morning, which prioritizes education and workforce development.
Virginia Organizing Chairperson Ladelle McWhorter issued the following statement in response to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s 2016-2018 proposed budget.
Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, released the following statement today in response to Governor McAuliffe’s two-year budget proposal.
The transcript of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s prepared remarks as he unveiled his proposed 2016-2018 state budget to the Virginia General Assembly.
The recent federal budget agreement was a missed opportunity. It is good news that conservative ideologues did not force another government shutdown and that some deep cuts to critical services were avoided. But our political leaders missed the chance to create a better budget and a fairer tax system by closing loopholes and using those new revenues to meet our pressing national needs.
Since coming to Washington, I have continually fought to get our fiscal house in order and restore common sense to our budgetary policy. While we remain mired in over $18 trillion in debt, we have managed to reverse course over the last five years and have made some progress toward fiscal responsibility.
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved a $1.4 billion university budget for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016) at its meeting on campus today.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the House and Senate Conference Agreement on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget.
The annual federal budget debate typically doesn’t excite many folks outside the Washington beltway. And with good reason – the Republican budget process is intended to lull the public to sleep by staying short on details and long on damaging provisions that will hurt low-income and middle-class families.
Last week, the House passed its annual budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. A budget is a vision that demonstrates our priorities for the nation and illustrates what choices need to be made to responsibly allocate our limited resources to fulfill those priorities.
An opportunity economy starts with a budget that leads to balance. The House of Representatives sent a strong message just a few days ago that a balanced budget is a top priority.
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after signing the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Bill as it passed the General Assembly, without adding any amendments or line-item vetoes.
Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after voting against the Fiscal Year 2016 Senate Budget Resolution in committee, which passed 12-10.
I have been pleased to work over many years to make the legislative process transparent in order that citizens can understand what is behind a single vote.
The Virginia General Assembly budget conference report is now available online. In accordance with new rules changes announced last month by Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), the House will wait 48 hours before taking a final vote.
House and Senate budget negotiators reached an agreement on a budget conference report over the weekend and expect final votes to be held in both chambers as early as Thursday, General Assembly leaders announced today.
Governor McAuliffe announced today an additional $136 million in state budget revenues as a result of the final mid-session analysis, which was completed after the Commonwealth’s books closed on February 9.
Last Monday, President Obama released his budget for the Fiscal Year 2016. His $4 trillion annual budget proposal never balances – ever – making it impossible to even begin paying down our staggering debt.
The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations presented its proposed amendments to the 2014-2016 biennial state budget Sunday.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced a series of actions Friday to improve transparency in the budget-making process.
Of the few things in life that are certain, one is that the budget sent by a Democratic president to a Republican Congress is dead on arrival. It has become an American tradition.
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have introduced the bipartisan Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2015 in an effort to reform Congress’ budgeting process.
Text of remarks from House Speaker Bill Howell on the opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session.
Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced the launch of the Governor’s Access Plan, or GAP, which will provide vital medical and behavioral health services for 20,000 individuals who have a serious mental illness and are uninsured.
You wouldn’t know it today, but ten years ago Fort Lee – the vibrant military base tucked south of Richmond and nestled in the Tri-Cities region – was targeted for closure through the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.
In a blow to Virginia travel and tourism, Governor Terry McAuliffe’s new budget proposal includes a new travel services tax on consumers who use the services of online travel agencies (OTAs), brick and mortar travel agents, small business tour operators, and other travel intermediaries.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Aging Committees, joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and four other colleagues to introduce the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act.
Join the Shenandoah Valley District of the Virginia Production Alliance and special guest John Johnson of Darkstone Entertainment for an illuminating evening about no-budget filmmaking.
As a restaurant owner operating in four states and looking to expand, I’m happy to see the minimum wage going up in 21 states to kick off the new year. I’d like to see the federal minimum wage increase as well to benefit business and our economy nationwide.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined 20 of his colleagues to write a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell on the national strategy to address opioid abuse being developed by HHS.
In the New Year, a new Congress will be sworn in to the 114th Congress. Five hundred thirty-five members will stand with their right hands raised, as mandated by Article VI of the Constitution, to pledge by oath to uphold our Constitution.
Christmas came early this year to some of Washington’s biggest special-interest groups when Congress passed legislation that was laden like a decorated Christmas tree with some of the finest-looking and most expensive ornaments lobbyists can buy.
Today, we face serious vacuums in our national defense: a lack of strategy, repeated budget cuts, sequestration, and miscalculated defense decisions.