Youngkin pitches no tax cuts for proposed budget amendments

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) announced his proposed amendments to the state’s budget, agreeing to not include tax cuts after Democrats in the legislature slashed them in their budget proposal.

Youngkin titled his proposal the “common ground budget” and touted it at an event on Monday, ahead of the legislature’s reconvened session next week. He proposed 242 amendments to the budget passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature but did not immediately release details on the amendments.

“This Common Ground Budget is clean — without tax increases or decreases — it’s structurally balanced, fulfills our constitutional requirements, invests in our collective priorities and keeps Virginia forging ahead on a winning path. The Commonwealth’s financially robust and sustainable position enables us to invest in our collective priorities without further burdening taxpayers,” Youngkin said in a statement.

“This Common Ground Budget means we can affirm the
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