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Virginia Secretary of Finance Ric Brown, center at podium, speaks during a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee at the state Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The Committee held a public hearing on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget proposal. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Virginia Secretary of Finance Ric Brown, center at podium, speaks during a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee at the state Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The Committee held a public hearing on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget proposal. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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