Kaine Budget “not intended to pass … not likely to be taken seriously”

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In today’s Richmond Times Dispatch, Paul Goldman, former state Democratic chairman, offers the most succinct summary of Kaine’s good-luck-see-ya-later budget:

“This is some kind of a statement,” said Paul Goldman, a former state Democratic chairman and critic of his party’s reliance on tax increases. “It’s not intended to be passed, and it’s not likely to be taken seriously.”

After noting opposition by House Republican leaders and Governor-elect McDonnell, RTD staff writer Jeff Schapiro couldn’t find a Democrat from the Senate (what he calls the Democrats “last redoubt of power on Capitol Square”) to say anything nice about the Governor’s proposal.

See the full article in the Richmond Times Dispatch.