Kaine's spending cut from budgetAs a matter of record, Chad was first to report the good news yesterday.
Virginia's longest budget fight ended with most of the governor's proposed spending stripped away.
By Michael Sluss, The Roanoke Times
RICHMOND -- The House of Delegates on Wednesday rejected nearly $22 million in new spending proposed by Gov. Tim Kaine, bringing a chaotic and acrimonious conclusion to the longest budget fight in Virginia history.
The House's Republican majority turned back Kaine's attempts to add funding for the Art Museum of Western Virginia, for a building project at Virginia Western Community College, and for economic
development grants to help several localities in the Alleghany Highlands. It also rejected Kaine's proposal to help fund a combined sewer overflow project in Lynchburg aimed at preventing raw sewage discharges into the James River. (link)
And good news it is. Once again, we are indebted to the House Republicans for watching out for our hard-earned money.
We should name a bike path after them.