RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s 2016 legislative session is in the books.
The session ended Friday evening after lawmakers passed a $100 billion two-year spending plan, a budget that includes a large spending increase on public education as well as pay bumps for state workers and even bigger potential pay bumps for lawmakers.
The budget does not have any tax or fee increases.
Other notable actions during the 59-day session included a landmark compromise on gun laws and a heated fight over a state Supreme Court vacancy.
Lawmakers are set to return to Richmond in April to take up the governor’s suggested amendments or vetoes of legislation.