Crossover Day highlights budget challenges
“We are sort of in limbo right now, as to what we are doing, we are sort of seat of the pants.”
That is what Del. Robert Tata told me this morning. Tata is the chair of the House education committee and said that this legislative session has been particularly frustrating not just because there is no money, but because they don’t know how much they don’t have.
Tata said at this point, it is difficult to come to a budget agreement when they don’t know how much revenue is available. He said much of it is contingent on what is available in the federal stimulus plan. Depending on when that gets passed, could force the legislature to extend its session or possibly come back again later in the year.
I just spoke to both Gov. Tim Kaine and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling on this issue. They have very different opinions as to how the federal stimulus money should be spent. Hear what they have to say coming up tonight on NBC12 at 6.