What's at stake on November 8: Virginia's Financial Future
November 2, 2011
In December, Governor Bob McDonnell will submit his biannual budget. Contrary to his attempts to convince Virginians that there is a budget surplus, McDonnell has already told state agencies to submit plans for cutting 2, 4, and 6 percent of their operating budgets (Richmond Times Dispatch). McDonnell has also publicly admitted that state employee layoffs are also on the table.
Progressive Point: Virginians need leaders who will invest in our future, not pass the buck down the road. This Tuesday, Virginians have a choice between Bob McDonnell's Tea Party agenda and a balanced approach to growing our economy and keeping our promises to Virginia families. The State Senate is the last check on Bob McDonnell's radical Tea Party agenda to slash funding for schools, roads, and public safety while forcing tough decisions off onto struggling local governments. Your vote is critical to stopping Bob McDonnell and his Tea Party allies from balancing the budget on the backs of educators, nurses, and firefighters. This Tuesday, use your vote to choose leadership that will fight to invest in a future for our Commonwealth that will ensure the security, prosperity, and opportunity Virginia's families deserve.
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