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VACo Budget Update: K-12 Public Education

Additional state funding for public education is VACo’s over-arching legislative priority for 2016. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on December 17 that additional funding for public

VACo Budget Update: Health & Human Resources

The following is VACo’s analysis of the Health and Human Resources recommendations by Governor McAuliffe in his FY 2016–2018 biennial budget.   FY16 Caboose Bill

VACo Budget Update: Compensation Board

The following analysis, provided by the Compensation Board, details the recommendations of Governor McAuliffe in his FY 2015 – 2018 budget.   FY16 Caboose Bill

Ethics Reform Overhaul Passes

Ethics Reform Overhaul Passes A final conflicts /ethics omnibus bill passed the General Assembly on February 27. Negotiations between the Senate and House Conferees on

General Assembly Completes 2015 Session

General Assembly Completes 2015 Session The General Assembly completed its work a day ahead of schedule, adjourning sine die on February 27. County governments fared

A preliminary look at the state budget

A preliminary look at the state budget House and Senate Budget Conferees announced this week that a tentative budget deal has been reached and could

media inquiries

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