CVAAA Funding in Jeopardy - - ABC13

CVAAA Funding in Jeopardy


Reporter: Mark Kelly l Videographer: Melinda Zosh

Lynchburg, VA - Governor McDonnell's budget amendments have had some agencies on pins and needles.

The Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging, or CVAAA, is one of those anxious agencies. CVAAA says the legislature gave them adequate funding. But then a blow from the governor's office came and funding got drastically cut.

This agency is just one of many that saw its funding slashed. If the General Assembly doesn't overturn the Governor's budget amendment, CVAAA stands to lose $200,000.

"Doesn't sound like a lot of money when you are talking about millions. But, for us it will be critical," said Deborah Silverman, executive director of CVAAA.

"I'm going to be very strongly supportive of returning that funding," said Del. Scott Garrett, (R) 23rd District.

Restoring that money back to these agencies is gaining support from both Republicans and Democratic legislators.

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