Governor Continues To Look At Budget

Richmond, Va. ( -  Governor Ralph Northam (D) says he continues to look at the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the budget, and will have recommendations when the General Assembly returns in late April.  There are reports Virginia could lose a billion dollars a year thanks to the budget shutdown.  The Governor does not yet say that employee and teacher raises are gone, but Finance Secretary Aubrey Layne says the budget does tie them to revenue.

Virginia does stand to receive $3.3 billion from the recently based federal aid package.  However, Layne says the money cannot be used to replace lost revenue.

Virginia passed it's budget in early March, before the coronavirus shutdowns began.