Virginia Governor Looks To Slash Public Radio & TV Funding
December 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM (PT)
VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING could lose its state funding if Gov. ROBERT F. MCDONNELL's latest proposed ending state taxpayer funding of public broadcasting goes through. The Governor is asking legislators "to slash $4 million over the next two years as part of $35 million in budget cuts," reports THE WASHINGTON POST. "MCDONNELL (R) proposed cutting $2 million in fiscal 2012 and $2 million in fiscal 2013."
"It doesn't make sense to have some stations with the competitive advantage of being funded by taxpayer dollars," MCDONNELL said. "The decision to eliminate state funding of public broadcasting is driven by the fundamental need to reestablish the proper role of government, and budget accordingly."
State legislators restored cuts MCDONNELL made in a similar proposal this SPRING.