Virginia House Rejects Budget Cuts For Pubcasters
April 23, 2010 at 4:26 AM (PT)
VIRGINIA state funding for public radio and television escaped the budget ax this time around, as the House of Delegates removed Gov. BOB MCDONNELL's proposed $592,835 cut from the list of potential cuts. The cut was rejected and the present $1.6 million in funding for the next two years was retained by a 52-43 vote.
Delegates rejected several of MCDONNELL's proposals, including cuts to the Comprehensive Services Act for at-risk children, use of teacher retirement benefit savings to help maintain school and police funding, and others.