Va. GOP Pushes to End State Funding for Public TV, Radio

December 16, 2010

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.

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