McDonnell to GA: State budget delay “unacceptable”

Posted at 1:12 PM, Mar 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-20 13:17:31-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Budget negotiations will resume in Richmond Wednesday. The General Assembly will meet in a special session, after failing to agree on Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s $85 billion spending plan.

Lawmakers on both sides have been wrangling over power sharing and spending priorities in an evenly divided Senate.

Senate Democrats have turned down previous budget proposals, saying they would like to see more money dedicated to education and transportation.

Governor McDonnell wrote a letter Monday to members of the General Assembly regarding the biennial budget.

In it, McDonnell calls the budget delay “unacceptable to the citizens of Virginia.” He also formed a list detailing the negative impacts the delay has on citizens, state and local governments and agencies.

Click here to read Governor McDonnell’s letter.