Legislators in Richmond will work this week to hammer out differences between budget proposals in the House of Delegates and State Senate.
Both chambers produced their own versions of the next two-year state budget on Sunday.
Each of the budgets include more spending than the $84.9 billion plan introduced by Governor Bob McDonnell.
The House and Senate have both included more funding for K-12 education than proposed in the governor's version.
The House plan would add $136 million more than McDonnell's plan and the Senate plan has $165 million more.
One difference the chambers will have to work out is how to fund transportation plans, something Governor McDonnell has made a priority during his administration.
Under the plan released Sunday, the House would pay for transportation by moving money from the states' general fund, while the Senate plan increase the gasoline tax.
Senate Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta County, says the two chambers are closer than they have been in years past on agreeing on a budget, but transportation funding will be one of two sticking points they'll have to iron out.
"I think the main sticking points will be the appropriate level of funding for the retirement system and whether or not to take transportation dollars out of the general fund," Hanger explained.
Both chambers will vote on its own budget bill Thursday and try to work out any differences before the end of the session on March 10.
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