General Assembly passes budget amendments, ending months long stalemate

September 7, 2023
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Virginia General Assembly

Following the General Assembly’s passage of HB6001 during special session, Governor Youngkin issued the following statement:

“I appreciate the hard work of the General Assembly and our budget conferees to send a budget to my desk. While the process took longer than needed, more than $1 billion in tax relief is on the way to Virginia veterans, working families and businesses. Additionally, this collaborative effort ensured the funding of our shared priorities: investing in students and teachers, supporting our law enforcement community and transforming the way behavioral health care is delivered in the Commonwealth. There’s more work to be done, but I applaud the General Assembly for their work today,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin.

The budget amendments lead to a months long game of political chicken between the Republican controlled House of Delegates and the Democrat controlled Senate.

The two sides made progress in recent weeks and staff began the process of ironing out the final kinks. Local governments are now able to work on their budgets with a firm understanding of the funding they have received from the Commonwealth.

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