The House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee reported their budget proposals on Sunday, February 16. Both committees made providing compensation increases for state employees, state-supported local employees, and teachers a priority, as well as making additional deposits to the state’s reserve funds. The full text of the Committees’ budget amendments will be released on Tuesday, February 18, and VACo will be providing a more detailed review of the two proposals later this week. The full House and Senate are scheduled to vote on their respective budgets on Thursday, February 20, and the budget must be formally placed in conference by Wednesday, February 26.
VACo Contact: Katie Boyle