Virginia lawmakers Wednesday advanced a state budget deal that would provide $4 billion in tax cuts.
State legislators spent months in closed-door negotiations over budget disputes, with tax relief being one of the most controversial issues. The package gives a partial victory to Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on some tax cuts, and it’s now on his desk for consideration.
The House approved the deal 88-7, the Senate 32-4. Legislators called on the governor to approve the bill as is and not veto lines.
The deal eliminates the 1.5% state tax on groceries and essential personal hygiene products, beginning in 2023. ...