The Virginia General Assembly approved a $77 billion, two-year budget Thursday, but the fate of Gov. Tim Kaine’s bond proposal to finance college construction projects awaits a special session on April 23.

Lawmakers must resolve differences over the governor’s $1.6 billion proposal. The Senate wants to issue $2.6 billion of bonds, but the House voted to borrow $1.8 billion, with some Republicans saying the state should not borrow in excess during a possible recession.

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