After Delegate Lingamfelter pointed out an amazing series of gaffes with the state budget at the last PWCRC meeting, Jim Riley points to yet another instance of fiscal malfeasance from Richmond. This little $137 million mistake adds on to the $260 million boo-boo made earler, and in my mind puts the accuracy and reliability of the entire state budget into question.
This is the fourth major error discovered in the budget in the past six months by my count. So when Governor Kaine starts talking yet again about the need for a tax increase, and I’ve no doubt that he will, how can we trust the reasoning he will provide to substantiate the request?
It’s about time we bring independent auditors in to bring some confidence to state financial reporting. This is outrageous.
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