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Virginia Senate Democrats Respond to Governor’s Attempts for a Budget Rewrite: “Farce,” “Shortsighted,” “Campaign-Style Charades,” “Poor Leadership,” “Squandered Opportunity to Authentically Seek Common Ground”

Posted on AllSides April 9th, 2024
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Richmond, VA – Last night, shortly ahead of the April 8th, 11:59 PM deadline, Governor Youngkin submitted the remaining action on legislation sent to his desk by the General Assembly. In an unprecedented move, the governor has attempted to rewrite the budget with his recommendation of 233 amendments. Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus issued the following statements: “Governor Youngkin’s so called ‘Common Ground’ budget is a farce. As Senate Finance and Appropriations Chair, I find his amendments to be shortsighted and not in the best interest of the Commonwealth....

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