Reviewing Local Mandates

JusticePicOne of the last things a locality wants to hear about is yet another unfunded mandate.  It may cause the locality to scramble for resources, cut essential personnel, and do more with less.  Members of the Governor’s Task Force for Local Mandate Review say one of the best ways to provide some moral and financial relief to localities is to put a moratorium on mandates.  And as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, although passage of such a bill failed during this past General Assembly session, they’re optimistic that similar legislation will pass in the near future.

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