RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- In Richmond today advocates asked for more funding in the state budget for public education following a study last year that shows Virginia is below the national average.

Among the changes in education, both the House of Delegates' and State Senate's versions of the budget increase funding by over $1 billion for K through 12, including higher raises for teachers, between 6% to 6.8%.

Both versions also include higher pay raises for state workers as well.

"But, this is only the beginning, it's going to take a lot to get to that over $4 billion of need. So this is just the start of what's actually needed in K-12. Education," State Senator Mamie Locke said.

"The governor only offered in his budget a 1% increase in salaries for state employees. We felt that that was not sufficient enough. So, we're offering a 6% increase," Delegate Luke Torian said.

Overall, the Democrat-controlled bodies mostly rejected Governor Glenn Youngkin's tax proposals.

Those include a decrease in the individual income tax rate and an increase in the sales tax.

They are keeping the proposal to expand the sales tax to cover digital products like streaming services.

Republicans say the governor's plan was a global tax reform package -- and that Democrats only kept what gave them more money to spend.

Once each chamber has passed its version of the budget, lawmakers from each side will work together on a compromise between the two.