Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jody Wagner Responds To Yet Another Round of Budget Shortfalls

Since Jody Wagner left her job as Secretary of Finance right before the first round of budget deficits were announced in order to run for Lt. Governor, I thought it might be worth posting her statement regarding yet another round of huge cuts will likely have to be made.
"Today's announcement from Governor Kaine is another indication of just how hard the global economic recession has hit the Commonwealth, and a reminder of how detrimental the Bush economic policies have been for Virginia. Despite the current challenges, Virginia has managed to weather this storm far better than many of our neighbors, and we are in a position to emerge quickly and stronger than ever. The next Lt. Governor's priority must be to create new jobs and grow the economy, while keeping our state finances sound and taxes low, and I have a record of doing just that during the last two administrations."

"While my opponent has been absent for every revenue forecasting meeting in the last four years, I've been working with Governor Kaine and leaders on both sides of the aisle to help Virginia's families make it through these trying times. Despite the worst economic climate in modern history, the Commonwealth remains dedicated to maintaining fiscal balance, and I'm committed to working with Democrats and Republicans alike to ensure that Virginia emerges from this downturn stronger than ever."

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