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McDonnell Makes Final Budget Pitch to Lawmakers

by AP posted Dec 16 2013 11:40AM
     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell has outlined his spending priorities for a two-year state budget that's nearly $10 billion bigger than the previous one.
 
     The Republican governor proposed millions in additional support for mental health, public education, public safety, water quality, prisoner re-entry programs and other initiatives in a speech Monday to the General Assembly's two money committees.
 
     Revenue growth has helped push the budget to nearly $96 billion. The previous two-year budget was about $86 million.
 
     There are no tax or fee increases, and deposits to the state's so-called "rainy day" fund will bring it to $1 billion by 2016.
 
     It's the last budget McDonnell will present to lawmakers before leaving office in January.
 

     
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12/16/2013 11:40AM
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