Virginia’s General Assembly approves compromised state budget

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s divided General Assembly has passed a compromise state budget that would offer nearly $4 billion in tax relief, increase pay for teachers and other public employees, boost K-12 education spending and fund a wide range of projects from roadwork to school construction.

Lawmakers met Wednesday in a special session because they deadlocked over the spending plan as their regular calendar drew to a close in March.

The legislation now goes to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who can sign it or seek changes.

Earlier this week, Youngkin called the compromise a “good framework.”

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