GOP Again Targets State Public Broadcasting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Bob McDonnell is leading another Republican effort to end state funding for public television and radio in Virginia.

His budget recommendation to cut state support from public broadcasting stations continues a long-running GOP bid to defund what many Republicans feel is a liberal tilt to public programming.

Funding was reduced earlier this year but not eliminated.

The cuts are among budget amendments McDonnell presents legislators Friday to the two-year, $77.7 billion state budget. He would cut $2 million from public broadcasting in next year's budget and $4 million the fiscal year after that.

Other cuts include $24 million in bond savings from record-low interest rates and $3.5 million from doing more managed care under Medicaid. He also targets savings at the departments of Social Services, Health and Conservation and Recreation.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s