Virginia averts shutdown after Youngkin signs budget into law

Virginia lawmakers averted a shutdown in the commonwealth by agreeing to, and passing into law, a budget for the state after gridlock earlier in the year.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) signed a budget into law on Monday that compromised with Democratic leadership in the state House and Senate. Youngkin was able to prevent any increases to taxes, while Democrats were able to secure boosts to education funding, among other items in the two-year budget.

“This is an important day for Virginia. While Virginians’ elected officials can sometimes be far apart on policy, today demonstrates and reiterates that we can come together to deliver for the Commonwealth,” Youngkin said in a statement on Monday.

“This budget resolution was empowered by the strength of our labor market, with more Virginians working than ever before and investments by businesses
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