RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Budget negotiators in the Virginia House and Senate have reached a compromise on a spending plan that funds key legislative priorities and pandemic-relief efforts.
It also seeks to boost the state’s reserve fund and gives state workers and state-supported employees a raise.
The details of the compromise plan were publicly posted late Thursday and were discussed by lawmakers Friday. The plan is expected to receive a final vote Saturday.
The legislation would then move to Gov. Ralph Northam, who can seek to make additional changes.
Lawmakers are working with a brighter-than-expected revenue forecast because the state economy has held up relatively well amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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