2016 General Assembly Ends Session with Two-Year Budget

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On Friday Virginia lawmakers passed the commonwealth's next two-year budget plan.

This closes out the 2016 General Assembly session in Richmond.

Lawmakers finished up their work a day early, and on late Friday evening the legislature passed a $105 billion spending plan.

"The budget was a culmination tonight, and it was a great budget, especially for K-12 not only the extra money but money going directly back to the localities," said Delegate M. Kirk Cox, R-66th District.

From the legislation state workers can expect a pay raise and lawmakers also approved a separate bond package to enhance Virginia's infrastructure and roads.

"I'm very happy with the session, and I want to thank everybody for working together in a bipartisan way to get us to where we are today," said Governor Terry McAuliffe, D-Virginia.

The governor's office will now take the next few weeks to review the details of the budget plan.

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