Crossover Day Brings Successes, Misses for Area's Legislators

Sometimes, bills die loudly in Virginia's legislature. Sometimes, they just slip away.

That's what happens to bills when a delegate can't get them to the floor of the House, or a state senator to the floor of that chamber by the middle of the session: Crossover Day, which was Tuesday.

So, long-languishing and now dead bills include the proposal by Del. Richard P. "Dickie" Bell, R-Staunton, for zero-based budgeting, an approach he had advocated back in his days on Staunton City Council, which forces officials to start with a clean slate every year, rather than to make their spending plans pegged off the current year's figuring.

 

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