Video: Democratic Leader Toscano Explains Why Republican Budget "Doesn't Go Far Enough"

Friday, February 13, 2015

1. Education, including teacher salaries, is badly underfunded, and that lack of investment is hurting Virginia's education quality; 2) Tax preferences, which represent "massive transfers of Virginia taxpayer dollars to a small number of companies" and don't "work for their intended purpose"; 3) Medicaid is the biggest piece of why this budget "doesn't go far enough" - "billions of dollars in federal money...400,000 Virginians...30,000 jobs," money that could have been freed up to spend on education, public safety, mental health, etc.