Richmond, VA – Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn issued the following statement following the release of the House of Delegates biennial budget proposal for Fiscal Years 2020-2022.
“The House budget presented this afternoon maintains Virginia’s structural financial balance while delivering on the key legislative promises our majority made to voters in November.
Our budget gives well deserved pay raises to Virginia’s public school teachers, state employees, sworn State Police officers, and supports a long overdue raise in the minimum wage, and fully funds the Commonwealth’s Housing Trust Fund. We make all this critical progress while maintaining Virginia’s AAA bond rating and well-earned reputation for fiscal responsibility.
We also make long needed investments to fix Virginia’s school counselor shortage, modernize the Commonwealth’s transportation system, reform our criminal justice and keep our communities safer from gun violence.
Thank you to Appropriations Chairman Luke Torian, Vice Chairman Mark Sickles, House Appropriations Committee Staff Director Anne Oman and every one who worked hard to put together this budget that truly moves our Commonwealth forward.”