|For Immediate Release:||December 18, 2018|
|Contact:||Alena Yarmosky, Office of the Governor|
Governor Ralph Northam Unveils Budget Amendments for the 2018–2020 Biennium to the Joint Money Committees
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam will today address the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly to share proposed amendments to the 2018–2020 biennial budget.
Ahead of this address, Governor Northam previewed budget proposals to raise teacher salaries and invest in K-12 education, protect Virginia’s water quality, add school counselors to improve school safety, accelerate Virginia’s progress towards universal broadband access, and address the affordability of higher education and housing.
Governor Northam also outlined a plan to put Virginia on a path to committing 8 percent of its total budget in reserves by the end of the Northam administration.