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House of Delegates passes 2016-2018 state budget

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a two-year state budget Thursday that includes no fee or tax increases.

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Democrats point to missed opportunities in House budget

The Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 30, which will fund the Virginia government through the end of Fiscal Year 2018.

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe comments on McDonnell budget

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe released the following statement following Gov. Bob McDonnell’s release of his fiscal year 2015-2016 Virginia budget: “I congratulate Gov. McDonnell for continuing his record of sound financial leadership with this biennial budget.”

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Gov. Bob McDonnell unveils 2015-2016 state budget

Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled the Commonwealth’s budget for the next two fiscal years in a morning address to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly.

McDonnell releases roads list

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s comprehensive, long term transportation funding proposal, “Virginia’s Road to the Future,” would provide the Virginia Department of Transportation with approximately $1.28 billion in new state funding that could be used for 158 highway projects providing a significant investment in improving interstate pavement, secondary system bridges, mass-transit, unpaved roads and other high priority projects.

Report: State posts 4.9 percent revenue increase in December

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Friday that total general fund revenue collections rose by 4.9 percent in December. The gains were primarily due to strong collections in corporate income tax payments. With the upward revision in December, total general fund revenues are now projected to grow by 3.6 percent in fiscal year 2013.

Virginia Democrats respond to McDonnell budget amendments

Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled his proposed amendments to the biennial budget on Monday, and Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly responded, raising issue with his proposal to divert state funds from schools and first responders to pay for his transportation plan.

McDonnell unveils proposed state budget amendments

Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled his proposed amendments to the 2012- 2014 budget in a speech to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly Monday morning in Richmond.

State budget heads to conference committee

The State Senate voted 35-4 on Monday to pass a revised state budget. The House of Delegates voted 69-23 to block the Senate budget from final passage, but the House did vote later to send the budget to a House-Senate conference committee. “I am pleased that after a prolonged standoff, the budget is back on […]

Senate votes 35-4 to pass state budget

The State Senate voted 35-4 on Monday to pass a budget that adds millions to support public schools, reduce the cost of tolls, help families who have suffered during the foreclosure crisis, and protect the safety net that supports the most vulnerable Virginians. “I’m pleased the Senate has passed this budget, which better funds our […]

Senate Dems claim momentum at end of 2012 GA session

State Senate Democrats feel that they have political momentum on their side with a series of votes blocking barebones Republican-authored state budgets. “When Senate Democrats came down here several weeks ago we were focused on jobs and public education, repairing our tattered safety net, and solving our transportation crisis, but were instead faced with an […]

Ken Plum: Grand illusion in Richmond

Recently I performed a magic show for children at Barnes and Noble in Reston as part of a fundraiser for a local preschool.  Part of the success of performing magic is dependent upon the ability of the magician to divert the attention of the audience from what is going on to the illusion of what […]