E-mailed by Stuart Higley:
"Carrico Statement on Virginia Senate Passage of State Budget
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Fries) released the following statement today after the
Virginia Senate voted 21-19 to pass their budget plan, which includes $14
million to open the River North Correctional Facility in Grayson
“I am very pleased by the action taken in the Senate yesterday. The Senate budget
is good for the Commonwealth and good for Southwest Virginia. For the last
several years, we have worked tirelessly to secure the necessary funds to open
the River North Correctional Facility. Today, at long last, a budget has passed
that would fund the facility and put hundreds of Southwest Virginians back to
work. Work still remains to be done, and I look forward to working with Gov.
McDonnell and the House of Delegates to finalize our state budget.” "