Virginia legislators continue closed-door meetings this week to discuss the state’s budget. There remains big gulfs between House and Senate budgets when it comes to K-12 education, and higher education.
A bill allowing students already proficient in a second language to take a coding class instead of a foreign language class has now passed both House and Senate chambers.
Some of the proposed items in the $715.2 million dollar budget include an additional $1 million dollars to pave an additional 20 miles of neighborhood streets and four new positions for the Richmond Police Department to serve public housing communities.
The Christopher Newport University Wason Poll released this morning (3/7) suggests trouble for Virginia Republicans in the 2018 Congressional Elections and cites an “enthusiasm gap” among the reasons.