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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:30 am

The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates unveiled their versions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell's two-year, $96 billion budget Sunday, reflecting broad differences in spending priorities. 

The biggest difference is how each chamber approaches improving health care coverage for Virginia's uninsured, working poor. Senate and House budgets also split on how to increase the pay of state employees, remedy failing schools, and fund reforms in mental health. 

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