PolitiFact Virginia: New Mandate?

Governor McDonnell has pledged to reduce unfunded mandates on local governments in Virginia and he’s had legislation introduced in the General Assembly to start the process. But some city and county officials say the governor is handing them a new mandate in the form of required payments into the retirement fund for teachers. McDonnell says that’s not the case. As we hear from Fred Echols, Politifact Virginia decided to investigate.

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