Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

December 15, 2013

Va. governor to unveil budget proposals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell is preparing to present his last two-year state budget proposal to Virginia lawmakers.

The governor is scheduled to outline the spending blueprint at a meeting of the General Assembly’s money committees Monday, less than a month before he leaves office.

McDonnell already has announced several spending proposals, including $38 million for mental health initiatives. That comes after the November death of a state senator’s son, who attacked his father and committed suicide hours after being released from emergency custody.

McDonnell also has announced millions in spending for education, public safety, water quality and prisoner re-entry programs.

The budget is a starting point for legislators and Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, who will press their own spending priorities after the General Assembly convenes Jan. 8.

 

1
Text Only
Virginia State News
West Virginia State News
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Sister Newspapers' News