Virginia Budget

The Virginia General Assembly adjourned its annual legislative session Sunday evening after adopting revisions to the state's two-year budget that provides the first spending increases for schools and health care since the economic downturn began.
Va. lawmakers end annual session with increased spending on schools, health care (Post, February 27, 2011; 9:21 PM)
Virginia legislators foresee session overtime to wrap up budget tweaks (Post, February 25, 2011; 11:02 PM)
Md., Va. senators prepare to fight proposed cuts to area programs (Post, February 24, 2011; 10:06 PM)
Fairfax's budget likely won't include raises for county employees for third straight year (Post, February 21, 2011; 11:51 PM)
Showdown likely in Virginia legislature over retirement, education and health (Post, February 6, 2011; 10:13 PM)
Northern Virginians plea for budget spending, sparing at appropriations meeting (Post, January 6, 2011; 9:51 PM)
McDonnell's funding for some nonprofits in Virginia budget doesn't sit well with everyone (Post, December 27, 2010; 6:06 PM)
Under McDonnell plan, Va. taxpayers wouldn't fund state's public broadcasting (Post, December 15, 2010; 7:26 PM)
Virginia voters will decide 3 ballot initiatives on taxes, budget (Post, October 27, 2010; 11:02 PM)
Lawmakers from Virginia vow to fight Defense Department cuts (Post, September 9, 2010; 6:00 AM)
In Va., bipartisan calls to reverse budget methods: STATE SURPLUS IS $403 MILLION
Retirement fund, sales tax schedule targeted
(Post, August 20, 2010)
In Norfolk and N.Va., fears about the impact (Post, August 10, 2010)
Arlington board raising homeowner tax rate, fees: Metro will receive 31.5 percent more than it did two years ago (Post, April 25, 2010)
Fairfax plan avoids big school cuts, raises taxes slightly: Residents would pay fee to register vehicles; sewer tax up 17 percent (Post, April 16, 2010)
McDonnell favors more development funding, less for abortions, public media: His 96 amendments would cut money for abortions, public media (Post, April 15, 2010)
Arlington planetarium targeted in school budget cuts: Astronaut's family among those fighting plan to close facility (Post, March 17, 2010)
Va. assembly adopts budget that cuts deep, wide: No tax increase, but schools, public safety, health care lose millions (Post, March 15, 2010)
For McDonnell, a session of cuts and small successes: Va. governor says other legislative plans will have to wait for cash, consensus (Post, March 15, 2010)
Some victories, much pain out of Richmond (Post, March 14, 2010)
Va. House, Senate have deal on budget: Legislative session extended a day for final votes on passage (Post, March 14, 2010)
Va. lawmakers plan to do less with less: SPENDING WOULD DIP TO '06 LEVELS
Budget cuts directed at schools, health care, the arts
(Post, March 10, 2010)

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