Virginia News Stand: May 12, 2009

Yesterday, Terry McAuliffe unwittingly slammed the last two Democrat governors. Today, he slams Republican Bob McDonnell. Shouldn't he worry about his two primary opponents, Brian Moran and Creigh Deeds? But the big news today is the ever increasing state deficit, which leads to all sorts of fodder: Is Governor Tim Kaine too busy chairing the Democrat National Committee to keep an eye on the budget? Besides, whatever happened to all that (printed) "stimulus" money that was the panacea to all of this year's fiscal problems? Most importantly, if more spending cuts still must be made, even with the federal bailout, doesn't that prove once and for all that spending in Richmond has been severely out of control? Shouldn't $73-$74 bilion be enough?   


Kaine calls for further state budget cuts (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Kaine calls for more cuts amid sagging tax intake (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Virginia still can't close revenue gap (Washington Times)

Kaine Orders Further Budget Cuts as Recession Drags On (Washington Post)

Debate Over Jobless Benefits Resonates Near and Far (Washington Post)

McAuliffe slams GOP candidate on jobs (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Parties pouring cash into Virginia (Richmond Times-Dispatch)