OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Thursday, June 08, 2006 :::

A Bit of VAPAF Pork

Don at Save Richmond continues to track the $4.5 million tucked into the still-unsettled state budget that are aimed at shoring-up the moribund Virginia Center for the Performing Arts aka the big hole in the ground on Broad Street).

That the Governor and at least some in the legislature continue to believe the only thing this project needs to get off the ground is a new infusion of public money is dumbfounding. And as Don so rightly points out, that this bail-out has received so little coverage anywhere (including here) is very odd and troubling.

Well, I'd like to have an answer from someone -- anyone -- why this money has been restored. This just isn't enough:

Also yesterday, the assembly returned to the governor a budget for the current fiscal year that ends June 30, which cuts $4.5 million from the promised $8.5 million for the Virginia Performing Arts Complex in downtown Richmond.

Kaine, a former mayor of the city, is expected to veto the reduction and, in effect, restore all the cash.

And the reasons for that are...what, exactly?

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 6/08/2006 1 comments


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