But the compromise drew opposition from legalization advocates, who said the deal was worse than the status quo.
About 30,000 caregivers would benefit if the bill is signed by Northam; bill on workers comp for health care providers also advances.
House and Senate negotiators continue to work out differences in legalization bills.
The two-year spending plan, which will be put to a vote Saturday, reflects the state’s improving economy.
Northern Virginia lawmaker vents outrage on GOP colleagues, as well as Louis DeJoy.
Convention delegates would cast ballots from their cars to observe coronavirus restrictions.
Maryland became the first state to enact such a ban last year.
This year’s race for Virginia governor is more crowded than any other in modern history, perhaps ever.
The General Assembly passed bills to authorize ballot drop-boxes and other changes that helped power record turnout last year.
County Executive Bryan Hill proposed reducing rate by 1 cent and setting aside $20 million for economic relief.
Harry Flood Byrd masterminded the policy of “massive resistance” to school integration.
Republicans scramble to find an identity as Democrats wrestle with message of change.
The new proposal creates a presumption of in-person learning by July. The GOP is pushing for a faster timetable.
The measure now heads to Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who is expected to sign it.
State Sen. Amanda F. Chase contended that her party’s nomination plan is illegal under coronavirus rules.
Local officials worry that Blacks and Latinos hit hardest by the pandemic will remain vulnerable to illness.
Troopers, praised for their response to the U.S. Capitol riot, are paid less than many local police.
The county would reserve $17.5 million for coronavirus aid, part of a regional push for economic stability.
Local officials are also facing election turmoil as General Assembly action could delay May ballots until November.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said the unanticipated tax revenue comes from strong holiday retail sales and corporate income.