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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Carrin Brandt
Virginia legislators will face no shortage of big-ticket budget battles when the General Assembly convenes Wednesday, with such perennially contested items as K-12 education and transportation topping the list. Yet the session is also expected to include an equally tough fight to increase mental health funding in Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed two-year, $85 billion spending plan.
"I have a question for all of you," Ms. Brandt said. "Would you want to spend your adult years living with your parents or in an institution? Is that a goal you have for your children?"