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Highlights of HB 1500 (Budget Bill)

 LIS link to HB 1500

Major Themes

• Addresses priority issues in employee compensation and funding for mental health, public education and higher education.

– Maintains structural balance, with one-time resources matched against one-time spending.

– Maintains commitment to full funding of contributions to VRS.

• Creates a Revenue Reserve for use as a back-stop against a shortfall in FY 2018 or to fund an FY 2019 deposit to the Rainy Day Fund.

– $35.0 million in one-time resources from Tax Amnesty set-aside.

Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

The General Assembly reconvened for the Veto Session April 5. It is the legislature’s turn to act on the Governor’s amendments and vetoes to bills that passed during the regular session. In 2013, Virginians elected Terry McAuliffe as governor. During his tenure in office, Governor McAuliffe has been a firewall against unjust and oppressive legislation, a stalwart supporter of women’s health, and proponent of the well-being and economic success of all Virginians. He has worked tirelessly to build a New Virginia Economy. He now holds the “record for most vetoes” by a sitting governor of the Commonwealth.

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