Statements about State Budget

Del. Ben Chafin "took money away" from Southwest Virginia schools while voting to build a "politician's palace."

Uncompensated care has "gone down by 30 percent just in the first few months" of Medicaid expansion in the states that adopted it.

"Estimates for adopting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion show it will cost Virginia taxpayers $902 million through 2022."

Dave Brat "worked on Democrat Gov. Tim Kaine’s Council of Economic Advisors while Kaine tried to raise our taxes by over $1 billion."

Gov. McAuliffe's budget would "raid school, other $$ 4 Obamacare in VA."

State Medicaid expansion "will save our treasury $1 billion over the next eight years."

Virginia is "the No. 1 recipient of federal dollars."

In Virginia, "Medicaid has grown by 1,600 percent in the last 30 years."

Terry McAuliffe "wants to raise your taxes $1,700 to pay for his infinite promises."

Ken Cuccinelli would "take money away from public schools to fund private schools."

Terry McAuliffe has "threatened to shut down Virginia’s government if his budget plan isn’t supported."

Ken Cuccinelli "tried to shut down" state government.

Under Cuccinelli’s tax cut plan, "school divisions across Virginia could be forced to fire over 8,000 teachers."  

"In our community college system (state) cuts have reduced funding per student by $1,908."

"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."

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