I am sure the idea of not spending this 61 million is totally out of the question, but maybe the idea could be thrown around. I say we use it to retire debt, but if we are then going to turn around and borrow more, just spend it. If nothing else, this can bite into the proposed 4 billion in new taxes the governor wants.
Yet again the question should be asked, why do we need new taxes when revenue continues to climb?
Kudos to Kaine on at least agreeing to the idea of bonds. After all, we "needed" the last tax increase to preserve our AAA bond rating. Why worry about your bond rating dropping if you aren't going to borrow anyway?