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McAuliffe criticizes Virginia school funding even though Northam describes the budget as “great” and “very progressive”.


The Democratic front runner as successor to the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, criticized the new state budget, which Northam recently described as “very progressive”.

McAuliffe blew the new budget signed by Northam, saying the state would have “bigger problems” if it could not find more money to invest in public schools.

Northam announced that it signed the budget on Monday, calling the measure “great” and saying it was a “very progressive” budget.

“Virginia recently approved a $ 135 billion budget,” McAuliffe tweeted. “If we can’t find $ 2 billion to invest in our students, we’ll have bigger problems.”

Neither Northam’s office nor McAuliffe’s campaign responded immediately to Fox News’ request for comment.

Northam signed the billion dollar budget after the Virginia General Assembly concluded a special session to bring the measure across the finish line.

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The governor said the bill “contains provisions to protect Virginians from evictions and utility shutdowns”. He also said that he has asked the Biden administration to extend the National Guard’s 32nd title to the Old Dominion “until next year with 100% funding.”

A Title 32 order is an authorization or instruction given by a governor from the President activate or start mobilizing National Guard troops in your state.

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McAuliffe is still fighting for the Democratic nomination to replace Northam despite being the front runner. If McAuliffe wins the nomination, he’ll face Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin for the governor’s seat.

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