The House of Delegates voted this week to add $24 million to its proposed budget to help Northern Virginia schools attract staff in that expensive job market.

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell cut cost-of-competing funds for schools, which the House partially restored. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

In the budget plan it approved Sunday, the state House Appropriations Committee did not include the funds either. But the full House voted Thursday to restore $24 million of that money.

The Senate Finance Committee had agreed to restore $42 million. But that chamber, evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, failed to pass its budget Thursday.