VA Governor Plans to Slash Public Broadcasting Aid

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell on Wednesday recommended adding tens of millions of dollars to the state budget to lure companies to Virginia while restricting funding for certain types of abortions and slashing state aid to public broadcasting.

McDonnell (R) also proposed increasing fines for speeding by $1 for each mile over the speed limit, which could bring in an estimated $7.2 million over two years.


Many of McDonnell’s new spending proposals are for economic development — including a total of nearly $15 million for two companies, SRI and Bank of America More…