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Va. Governor Cuts PBS Funding

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McDonnell's veto cuts $424,000 from government-subsidized radio and television stations which present artistic, cultural and public affairs, and news programs such as Ken Burns' "Civil War" series.

The governor had targeted PBS stations for an eventual phase-out in the budget he submitted in December. The Virginia General Assembly disagreed, however, and restored some funding, but McDonnell amended the legislature's budget to reinstate his cuts.

The State Senate rejected the governor's cuts April 6, but the House accepted them. Without a two-thirds majority in each house defying the governor, the state Constitution gives him authority to veto a budget item.


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