Virginia's budget doesn't need more politics
May 14, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "Lawmakers reconvene in Richmond today to consider Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendments to Virginia's two-year, $85 billion state budget and elect judges... Legislators are expected to raise concerns about the governor's proposed cuts to programs that help low-income students make the transition to college, and to programs that provide meals and other assistance to seniors living in rural parts of the state."
Progressive Point: Virginia families want a budget that protects our priorities and our essential community services. But Governor Bob McDonnell's budget amendments are more of his same old putting politics above people.
Amendments that increase corporate tax give-aways and take from our students, low-income community members, and seniors don't reflect our Virginia values. Virginia's economy works best when it prioritizes all of our families and reflects our shared values. Virginia doesn't need more politics pushed into our budget.
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