Virginia operates under a two-year (biennial) budget cycle. Each year the Governor prepares the proposed budget bill for introduction by the General Assembly. The bill is initially adopted in even-numbered years and amended in odd-numbered years.
Budget Bill »
Amendments to the budget bill can add, modify, endorse or delete items in the Governor's proposed budget. Before the General Assembly adjourns each year, a conference committee resolves any differences between the versions passed by the two houses.
Budget Amendments »
Reports by the House Appropriations Committee (HAC) and Senate Finance Committee (SFC) staff critically examine the Governor's introduced budget, analyze funded and unfunded items, consider alternative approaches, and develop and recommend funding policies.
Committee Reports »