Government

Virginia Governor's Proposed Covenant With Colleges Defies Other States' Cuts

Bob Brown, Richmond Times-Dispatch, AP Images

Higher education provides more tax revenue to Virginia than it costs, says Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, calling his support for public colleges an investment in the state's economic future.
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Many state governors are proposing deep cuts in higher education this year. But Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, of Virginia, is bucking the trend by pledging to restore some of the cutbacks that public colleges have endured during the economic downturn...

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