According to census data, NJ has 8.7 million residents as of July 1, 2005 whereas Virginia had 7.6 million.
Why does our state spend more than twice as much as a state who is bigger than us?
Mark Warner was given the award of Virginia being the most well run state in America last year. How can that be? NJ is apparently run better than us, or they at least are more efficient.
This info further reinforces the idea that our budget is extremely bloated. Republicans especially need to do some serious work on this. This is unacceptable to the taxpayers of Virginia.
UPDATE: Upon further checking, the $31 billion is for one year. Their 2006-2007 budget is $59 Billion. Thats still much lower than our $74 Billion, and they still have 1 million more people than us.