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Bring on the Judges

Tue, 2011-07-26 20:00 -- Mike

The Constitution of Virginia guarantees the right to a "speedy and public trial." Unfortunately, with judicial vacancies growing and the case backlog expanding, the Commonwealth is struggling to meet this requirement. "Speedy" turns out not to be very fast at all.  

 

Money in the Bank

Wed, 2011-07-20 20:00 -- Mike

Earlier today, the Commonwealth released the final revenue report for the 2011 fiscal year. Just as we showed last year, our revenues outpaced our forecast, giving us a $311 million surplus. Combined with the 2010 fiscal year, the Commonwealth received over $530 million in additional funds during the current biennium and this number will likely increase.

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