Northam's Budget to Help At-Risk Preschoolers.

Northam proposes boost to early education funding

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December 11, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing nearly $100 million in new funding to help at-risk preschoolers. (monkeybusinessimages/ iStock / Getty Images Plus)

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     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing nearly $100 million in new funding to help at-risk preschoolers. Northam announced Tuesday that his budget proposal for the upcoming legislative session includes a proposed $94.8 million in new funding for early education efforts. Passing a two-year state spending plan will be a top priority for the General Assembly during the 2020 session. During last month's legislative elections, voters gave Democrats full control of the General Assembly for the first time in a generation. The governor is expected to share full details of his budget plan next week.

 

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