The House and Senate debated and passed their respective versions of the budgets for the upcoming biennium as well as amendments to the current biennium budget (the “caboose” budget). The House approved its budget by a vote of 74-25, and the Senate passed its version by a vote of 31-9. The budgets now move to the opposite chambers and will ultimately be placed in conference.
Following is an overview of the major elements of both proposed budgets of importance to counties. VACo appreciates its members’ advocacy for our budget requests and will continue to advocate for local government priorities as the budget process continues.