Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

by Barnie Day

With a budget surplus looming, Virginia legislators are abandoning all fiscal restraint. Big winners could include beekeepers and Japanese snails.

Remember the “surplus?” That extra $1.2 billion—give or take a hundred million or so—that a robust economy might be kicking into the state’s coffers? Don’t get any ideas about laying hands on any of it. Through Tuesday of this week, members of the Virginia House of Delegates had filed budget amendments—865 of them—that would spend it three times. More


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