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Albemarle Co. Board of Supervisors Discuss State Budget Issue


June 4, 2014

The state is in uncharted territory. If it reaches July 1st with no budget deal, that would be unprecedented. And that leaves local governments that rely on state funding unsure of what to plan expect.

And according to Geoffrey Skelley at the UVA Center for Politics, the closer it gets to July, the more it looks like it will be an 11th hour deal.

In fact, UVA law professor and constitutional expert A.E. Dick Howard has been called in by the Attorney General to consult on what the governor has the power to do in the event of a shutdown.

For the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, it means that salaries for elected officials could be cut down.

But the Board of Supervisors says that if a budget doesn't pass they will have enough to make it through the year.

“If it doesn't pass in time we are a very well-run county, and we have excellent reserves and we will be able to bridge the gap if that actually comes to be,” said Council member Jane Dittmar.

The special session for the General Assembly began at the start of April, the fiscal year ends on June 30th.


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