Statements about State Budget
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."
"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.
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