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State-NewsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ State employees and public school teachers would get a small pay increase under new budget proposals. Both chambers of the GOP-controlled General Assembly unveiled proposed budgets Sunday that include varying levels of raises for state workers between 1.5 percent and 3 percent. The Senate is proposing slightly higher pay increases for state employees than the House. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe did not include across-the-board pay increases for state employees in the budget he proposed in December, but has said he supports them. Virginia’s budget situation has brightened in recent months due to higher-than-projected revenues and other factors, giving lawmakers more money to spend this session. Lawmakers will now begin working to finalize a budget before the end of the 2015 legislative session.