Northam urges Republicans to embrace ambitious budget in annual address
Northam announces ambitious spending plan, urges GOP to oblige
RICHMOND - Gov. Ralph Northam (D) hailed a "unique opportunity" to spend money on a cornucopia of priorities from public education to rural broadband in a State of the Commonwealth speech Wednesday evening, glossing over a deep divide with Republican legislators over tax dollars in a year when all 140 seats of the legislature are up for election.
The General Assembly convened earlier Wednesday for its 400th annual sessio...