1. Increase the number of service waivers for the mentally retarded from the 150 recommended by Gov. Tim Kaine to 800.\ \ \ 2. Provide a first-year pay raise for teachers based on a new benchmark methodology and use overpayments to the state’s employee health insurance fund to pay for a first-year pay raise for state employees and college faculty.
1. Expand non-mandated preschool programs.\ \ \ 2. Provide jail diversion and prison re-entry programs for convicted criminals.\ \ \ 3. Continue to fund Drug Courts.— Seth McLaughlin, Virginia reporter, The Washington Times