McDonnell Got What He Bought


    Governor McDonnell revealed his often re-revised ABC privatization plan that does not privatize the liquor business. There will be time to revel in the details later, but the initiative is already being met with rolling eyes. If Governor McDonnell owned a dairy farm, he’d butcher the cows.

    Even before this latest iteration, the writing was on the wall. Here are Senator Northam (D-6th) and Delegate Lewis (D-100th) meeting with their Eastern Shore constituency last week in Cape Charles:

    “(Governor McDonnell) hired the PFM Group for $76,900. By proposing a plan that it says would bring in money upfront for the state’s underfunded road maintenance and construction budgets, and increased annual revenues, the administration hopes this latest crack at privatization will be more politically palatable.” as reported in the Richmond Times Dispatch.

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