Statements about State Budget
"We have never gone a year in Virginia -- ever -- without passing a budget -- ever."
"Collectively states are spending more on Medicaid than they do on K-12 education."
In Virginia "there has been a billion dollars in surplus over the last three years. The legislature has spent less than 1 percent of that on roads."
"One-third of the gasoline is purchased by out-of-state people" in Virginia
Virginia "spends less per student today than we did in 2008."
"As governor, I cut $5 billion in spending."
"When Tim Kaine was governor, spending soared, blowing holes in the budget every year."
Tim Kaine, as governor, proposed tax increases on people earning "as little as $17,000."
"I ended up my time as governor with a general fund budget that was smaller than the one I started with."
"Before I was governor, tuition was skyrocketing and we stopped that. We capped and then we froze college tuition."
Tim Kaine "reduced higher education funding by 25 percent when he was governor, driving up tuition..."
Says he "cut taxes by more than $600 million" when he was governor.
"As Virginia’s governor, Allen cut spending and waste with bipartisan support."
Says Gov. Bob McDonnell's budget would cut pre-kindergarten programs.
Public education has been permanently cut "by $1.6 billion through changes in the Standards of Quality funding formula."
"Chesterfield has eliminated more positions from its general government operations than the Commonwealth has from the entire state government since (fiscal) 2009."
Gov. McDonnell's proposed budget "is cutting" public education.
Says proposal to boost teacher pension fund "puts no mandate on local government."
Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget plan takes "money out of our classrooms to pave roads."
Takes credit for "reining in" state spending when he was governor.
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