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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

GOP State Senator Seeks to Strip Funding for McAuliffe State Police Detail

State Senator Bill Carrico wants to repay Terry McAuliffe for his gun control overreach by removing funding for the state police detail assigned to protect all Virginia governors.  Carrico said if McAuliffe is so afraid of guns, he shouldn't have armed protection.  The senator wants to redirect the funds to hire state troopers because the agency is already under staffed.  Carrico is a former state trooper.

McAuliffe's office called the proposal a stunt that plays well with right wing blogs.

If the measure makes it in to the budget passed by the General Assembly, it will likely be line item vetoed by the Governor and would require two thirds of both houses to override the veto.

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