On January 10, 2024, Virginia returned to fully divided government, with the General Assembly entirely controlled by one party and the Executive Mansion controlled by the other party.  While hope springs eternal for bipartisanship and compromise, this era of political brinksmanship will make the Virginia Budget the legislative tool through which the General Assembly will attempt to force its will.  How far that can go implicates thorny and unanswered constitutional questions—questions that the Supreme Court of Virginia may soon be called upon to answer. A Brief Virginia Government Lesson First, a recap on the basics.  The legislative process requires both […]