Tag: virginia state budget

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Ken Plum: Selective accounting

The budget proposed this year by the Governor and adopted by the General Assembly will become effective July 1, 2016.

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Senate Democrats mark passage of state budget

Senate Democrats marked final passage of the General Assembly’s biennial budget. HB 30 passed both chambers with broad bipartisan support, and now heads to Gov. McAuliffe’s desk.

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Landes highlights successful budget amendments

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, highlighted his key budget amendments included in the Conference Report for House Bill 30, the 2017-2018 Biennium Budget.

House Democrats comment on 2015 state budget

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus released the following statements on the 2015 budget that passed the House of Delegates today.

House Appropriations Committee presents proposed amendments to 2014-2016 biennial budget

The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations presented its proposed amendments to the 2014-2016 biennial state budget Sunday.

State Senate Democrats talk state budget

On Thursday, Democratic state senators heard from the expert staff of the Senate Finance Committee on the fiscal issues facing Virginia.

Emmett Hanger: Tackling the budget responsibly

After the Virginia budget stalled in Richmond, I was asked by Republican leaders to serve on the budget conference committee to take a leadership position in making the tough choices.  While we can certainly point to irresponsible spending by national Democrats over the years, we have to honestly admit that Republicans have missed opportunities to […]

Senate Democrats claim victory in budget deliberations

Senate Democrats are claiming success in a budget vote by the Finance Committee that provides for more funding for public schools, families who have suffered during the foreclosure crisis, and Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens. “We made this budget a lot better in terms of health and human services and public education. It was a cooperative […]

Procedural move keeps state budget alive

On Thursday, Del. Lacey Putney, I-Bedford, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, requested and was granted unanimous consent from the General Assembly to introduce two new budget bills beyond the normal deadline. The Senate failed to pass previous budget bills advanced in the House, rendering them dead for the session.

Senate Dems vote again to block state budget

The message being sent by State Senate Democrats is clear: Work with us, or else. “This is nothing new. Four years ago, every single Republican voted against the budget. In 2004 the Republicans held up the budget until May. In 2007 the Republicans held up the budget until June. We still have four months to […]

Howell announces House budget conferees

Following the passage of House Bill 29 and House Bill 30 in the House of Delegates, Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today designated six delegates to serve as members of the Committee of Conference for the 2010-12 and 2012-14 biennial budgets. Speaker Howell named Delegates Lacey E. Putney (I-Bedford), M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (R-Colonial Heights), […]

McDonnell unveils 2012-2014 budget

Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled his two-year budget for fiscal years 2013 and 2014, as well as his amendments to the concluding fiscal-year 2012 budget, in a speech to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly this morning in Richmond. The governor’s budget includes the greatest employer funding of the Virginia Retirement System in state […]

McDonnell uses budget bill to speed up phaseout of accelerated sales tax

Gov. Bob McDonnell will use the Caboose Budget Bill to rapidly speed up the phase out of the accelerated sales tax policy in the Commonwealth. With the governor’s action, by the end of fiscal year 2012 95.6% of affected sales tax dealers will no longer have to make accelerated payments to the state. The governor […]

State posts 12.4 percent revenue growth in March

March revenue collections by Virginia state government increased by 12.4 percent over the prior year. This is the 12th month out of the last 13 in which state revenue collections exceeded the previous year’s amount. It is the fifth month in a row in which year-over-year revenue growth was greater than 9 percent. Although March […]

House, Senate reach budget agreement

The House of Delegates and State Senate were able to come to an agreement on amendments to the 2010-2012 state budget on Sunday – with highlights of the deal including no new taxes or fees, no earmarks for non-state agencies and no funding or debt on a new General Assemly office building. “By setting clear […]