Every year, the most important thing that the Governor of Virginia does is produce a budget or a revised budget.
Yet, way too frequently, a Governor will first offer the dessert (new spending) rather than starting with the basic meal. Because there’s never enough money to provide for the wants of various interest groups, that basic meal often is reduced below the proper level.
The budgeting process begins each summer when the Governor’s Office requests from each department what their needs and wants are going to be for the new year.
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