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Lawmakers in Va. avert a budget crisis and adopt a bipartisan spending plan

RICHMOND — Weeks of Virginia’s state budget drama ended Monday with pledges of mutual goodwill as the General Assembly approved a two-year compromise plan that boosts funding for education and other priorities without raising taxes. The votes in both the Senate and the House of Representatives were almost unanimous.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R), who raised the specter of an unprecedented state government shutdown by promising not to sign the budget the Legislature passed in March, rushed Monday to sign the new document after a special one-day budget session .