Governor and Casteen Talk Library Funding

Yesterday, Governor Gilmore met with UVa President John Casteen regarding UVa’s $26M plans to expand their Special Collections building. The state had committed to spending $7M to support the project, which would create an underground facillity to store the University’s extensive collection of rare documents. State budget shortfalls, which are widely attributed to Gov. Gilmore’s huge tax cut, have prevented UVa from carrying through with this planned construction. Gilmore did not commit to making a budgetary exception, but said that he’d have a decision in 30 to 45 days. UVa has the story.

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