Delegate Landes knows our state budget is the most important work legislators do each year in Richmond. As Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Delegate Landes, along with Chairman Chris Jones and other members of the Appropriations Committee worked closely with the Senate to address our budget shortfall without raising taxes or fees. The General Assembly continued to follow its path of fiscal responsibility, investing in core government services and key priorities while protecting the Commonwealth’s taxpayers.
The House of Delegates has a proven track record of conservative budgeting. This includes $30.2 billion in proposed tax increases that have been defeated since 2003; $7 billion cut from general-fund spending since 2007; and increased investments in Virginia’s rainy day fund. These efforts have protected Virginia’s AAA bond rating and maintained the Commonwealth’s status as one of the best-managed states in the country.