Republicans cut $2.1 million from FY2010 House budget, setting example for state agencies in dealing with over-estimate of state revenue.
Delegate Phil Hamilton was on WRVA discussion the state budget and new revenue projections. [audio:http://www.vahousegop.com/audio/082009 Phil Hamilton.mp3]
RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today issued the following statement after Governor Kaine’s remarks to the Joint Legislative Money Committees regarding the latest downward revision of the revenue forecast upon which the Virginia state budget is set: “Families and businesses across the Commonwealth are grappling with the worst economic recession in generations,” remarked … Read More
Delegate John O’Bannon on WRVA Mp3 Delegate Kirk Cox on WRVA AUDIO: GOP Reaction To Budget Shortfall Delgate Kirk Cox Calls Shortfall Discouraging By 1140wrva.com Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Richmond, Va. (1140wrva.com) Virginia Secretary of Finance Richard Brown told members of the House Appropriations Committee that the budget shortfall could grow to $300 million for fiscal 2009, which would be … Read More
Virginia’s small business owners–like their colleagues nationwide–create about 70 percent of all new jobs in the state. But now they are struggling in the current economy. Some of these men and women have seen demand for goods and services decline. Others cannot obtain the needed credit to expand and diversify in order to stay competitive. In such difficult times, we … Read More
The House of Delegates has passed the 2009 budget amendmentss on a resounding 90-8 vote. The budget amendments for this year are a significant move forward for the state in the areas of health care and public safety. The Governor had proposed signifcant cuts to MR waivers, which enable families to seek care for their loved ones in or near … Read More
Highlighting the ongoing actions of House Republicans to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency in state government, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Republican Majority Caucus Chairman Samuel A. “Sam” Nixon, Jr. (R-Chesterfield) today expressed disappointment at the defeat of many good open government bills that were squelched by the Democrat-led Senate. The measures had won … Read More
Delegate Terry Kilgore (R-Scott) was invited to do a guest post on Bearing Drift. Kilgore Guest Post: Fostering real economic recovery in Virginia
Delegate Phil Hamilton speaks about differences between Senate and House budget amendments.
Delegate Phillip A. Hamilton (R-Newport News), Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today addressed the House of Delegates regarding several of the economic recovery and prosperity initiatives passed during recent years by the Virginia General Assembly, including the current 2009 Session. Delegate Hamilton’s remarks to the House are as follows: “Even with President Obama signing the ‘American Recovery and … Read More