Governor adds $44 million in proposed budget amendments

Posted at 8:22 PM, May 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-06 20:22:01-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) Governor Bob McDonnell has added nearly $44 million in amendments to the state budget.

He submitted those amendments before the Friday midnight deadline , to make changes to the two-year, $85 billion dollar budget.

Here's a list of part of the proposed changes:

  • $19.5 million restored for economic development funding.
  • Nearly $881 million preserved in new funding for k-12 and higher education.
  • An additional $2.7 million in funding to recruit teachers in science, math and technology.

The General Assembly will reconvene May 14 to take up the governor's amendments.