Posted by: Brian | April 9, 2009

Virginia House Republicans Reject $125M in Federal Stimulus Money

Via the DPVA:

House Republicans rejected $125 million in federal stimulus money for expanded unemployment benefits, ensuring that Virginians’ tax money will go to other states instead of families here in the Commonwealth.

Shortly before the vote, Democratic Leader Ward Armstrong took to the floor to express how badly his district needed the support – last month, the unemployment rate in Martinsville hit 20.2 percent.


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