news and advanceThe Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee both met Sunday afternoon to release their budget proposals. According to the News & Advance, it includes local funds $130,000 a year to save Amherst County’s community college outlet and $100,000 to support sesquicentennial festivities at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. It also sets up a $400,000 compensation fund for victims of the state’s past practice, of forcibly sterilizing those deemed mentally unfit. The newly unveiled proposals are still subject to debate and negotiations in the Senate.