General Assembly passes revised budget, recesses

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

RICHMOND—The Virginia General Assembly on Friday, October 16, approved a new biennial budget.

Following the 60-day special session, lawmakers recessed pending the outcome of a political redistricting constitutional amendment question on the November 3 ballot, which may require further action.

The $135 billion budget passed the House, 63-35, and the Senate, 23-15. Northern Neck Del. Margaret Ransone and Sen. Ryan McDougle voted against the proposed budget.

The budget, which was originally passed by the General Assembly during its regular session in January, had to be revised due to…[to-view-more]