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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Money saved!

While many people often scoff at the ability of legislators to actually save money, I am always impressed when it actually happens.

In this year's GA Session, the Commonwealth finally moved on the consolidation of the two campuses of the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. After THIRTY years of study, review, discussion, and political fighting, the schools will finally be consolidated to the campus at Staunton (pronounced stan ton ).

There are approximately 180 students enrolled in both schools and now part of the savings derived from the consolidation will go to these deserving students. That is good governance and we should all be proud that it has finally happened.

This really is a win-win. The campus at Hampton is about 80 acres and just off I-664 perfectly located so that literally thousands of Hampton Roads citizens can access whatever becomes the new use/uses for this property. The possibilities are tremendous and I look forward to helping that property develop.

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