Democratic leaders from both chambers said their proposals were structurally balanced and citizen-focused.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Surovell won’t consider Democrats’ priorities, including legislation to establish recreational cannabis sales and further increase the minimum wage.
Virginia is the nation’s most populous state without a major pro-sports franchise.
Supporters say that as Virginia has paved the way for new forms of gambling in recent years, it’s only fair to let small businesses share in some of the revenue.
The revelation marked an explosive turn in a contest that will carry significant weight in determining the balance of power in the Virginia General Assembly.
The state’s results are often closely watched for hints of voter sentiment heading into the following year’s midterm or presidential cycle.