Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - An update now on bills in the General Assembly that affect education.
A dozen negotiators have started closed-door talks to find a way to marry both the state house and senate versions of the budget.
The democratic senate voted 30-10 to substitute its budget for the house's on Wednesday.
The house did likewise.
That sets up a nine-day slog toward a scheduled March 13 adjournment to finish a budget with revenues $4 billion shy of its forecast.
Democrats said the republican-written house budget guts school and health care funding.