The Richmond Times Dispatch had this story about the upcoming budget process. Gov. Kaine was quoted saying, "Everything is on the table." when he was asked about raising taxes and fees on Virginians. Governor Elect Bob McDonnell was on hand and said, "I'm very much opposed to raising taxes." he went on to say, "In this economic situation, I certainly think we do not want to impose any new taxes on Virginia businesses or families."
The budget is forecast to be $300 million short for the 2010 budget year. Gov. Kaine said no part of state government will be saved from cuts.