Virginia Debates Proposed Elimination Of State Funds For Pubcasters
April 21, 2010 at 4:31 AM (PT)
The VIRGINIA General Assembly is returning from recess TODAY to consider Gov. BOB MCDONNELL's budget proposals, and one of those would gradually eliminate state funding for public radio and television over the next four years.
The RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH reports that MCDONNELL's proposal, part of $51 million in spending cuts partly counterbalanced by $42 million in spending increases, would eliminate $592,835 for the stations in the second half of the 2010-12 spending cycle. While the Democrat-controlled State Senate is unlikely to agree to the cuts, MCDONNELL can use a line-item veto to enact amendments to the budget.
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