By Amber Shiflett and Blake Belden
Capital News Service
RICHMOND – During the final hours of Wednesday’s reconvened session, the General Assembly approved a state budget that boosts funding for Virginia’s public schools next year.
Legislators considered changes that Gov. Bob McDonnell wanted them to make to House Bill 1500, which lays out the state budget for the 2013-14 biennium. The assembly had passed the bill in February, but McDonnell recommended 52 amendments.
The House and Senate approved most of the governor’s recommendations, including three that provided $2.35 million in additional funds for education.