Education Funding

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Now that the Democrats are seizing power in Richmond, interest groups are already angling for money from the budget.

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Is the way Virginia funds its schools equitable? That’s a topic up for debate in Richmond.

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Hundreds of educators from across the state are in Richmond this weekend, considering their next steps in pushing for more state funding. It comes at a time when new numbers show Virginia teachers are paid almost $10,000 below the national average.

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Richmond’s Mayor is proposing a hike in the city’s real estate tax. He says the money is needed for schools and infrastructure. Virginia’s capital city isn’t alone. In recent years, real estate taxes across the state have risen.



Lawmakers in Richmond are putting the final touches on a budget deal as the General Assembly session comes to an end this weekend.